For another year we're proud to support the incredible story of hope, resilience and unity that is the Trail to Triumph (TTT) ultramarathon event.
Celebrating its ten-year anniversary, the event raises awareness and funds for dust-related lung diseases, particularly mesothelioma, silicosis, and black lung, for the Lung Foundation Australia and Heart of Australia.
Trail to Triumph is an annual event that takes place from Friday 6 – Sunday 8 October 2023.
Participants, including 50 registered full-time runners, embark on a gruelling 250-kilometre journey through harsh Australian terrain.
Starting in Moranbah and culminating in Mackay, this ultramarathon commemorates the life of Tony Britton. It seeks to raise funds and awareness for mesothelioma, a devastating and incurable cancer caused by asbestos exposure, and other occupational lung disease like silicosis and black lung.
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Trail to Triumph, and it is set to be the biggest one yet. The event's significance is not lost on anyone who participates or supports it, as we remember the late Tony Britton and honour his memory through this extraordinary feat of endurance.
Tony Britton was more than just an individual; he was a local community pillar known for his unwavering dedication to youth development and community engagement. In 2014, Tony was named Citizen of the Year for his incredible contributions to his community.
Sadly, not long after, in March 2014, Tony Britton lost his battle to mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. His son, Mat Britton, founded 'Trail to Triumph: Tony's Journey' as a tribute to his father's legacy and a means of raising awareness about mesothelioma.
This event celebrates Tony's life and serves as a powerful reminder of the dangers associated with asbestos exposure and the urgent need for research and support for affected individuals.
Mesothelioma is a relentless and incurable cancer that develops in the thin layer of tissue covering the internal organs, known as the pleura or peritoneum. The primary cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral used extensively in construction and manufacturing in the past. When inhaled or ingested, the tiny asbestos fibres can become lodged in the body, leading to the development of this aggressive cancer.
Maurice Blackburn has been a dedicated Platinum supporter of Trail to Triumph for the past three years and a supporter for many years. Our commitment to this cause aligns with our mission to help those affected by dust-related lung diseases, including mesothelioma, silicosis and black lung.
As part of the support crew for this event, our team members, including lawyers myself, Elspeth Ledwy, and Matt Wicks, will be on hand to assist and encourage the runners throughout their challenging journey.
The Trail to Triumph is more than just an ultramarathon; it symbolises hope, resilience, and unity in adversity. Join us in this remarkable journey to raise vital funds and awareness for mesothelioma.
Events like the Trial to Triumph are vital in making positive and lasting changes for our regional communities.
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