Teen to tackle trek for cancer charity

Hordern Vale’s Chloe Suares will pay tribute to her grandmother by walking the El Camino trek in May with the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The trek is in northern Spain.

An inspirational Otways teen will pay tribute to her late grandmother by participating in a breast cancer walk in Spain.

Chloe Suares, 17, will join the El Camino walk to raise money and awareness about breast cancer after losing her grandmother Rose Brown to the disease in 2013.

Chloe will be in a group with 12 other people who will walk from Sarria to Santiago.

She said she was excited to begin the adventure but realised the walk would take a toll on her body.

“We’ll end up walking a total of 120 kilometres in five days,” she said.

“They’ve given us training plans so we are doing that and it’s a little bit easier because we have such a big property and the Great Ocean Walk so we’re doing that.

“So we’re definitely trying, I don’t think it’s going to be that hard, but it will be straining.”

Chloe said she had been fundraising for the National Breast Cancer Foundation for four years as a way of coping with the loss of her grandmother.

“In 2013 I lost my grandmother to breast cancer, and it was just a really hard journey,” she said.

“Fundraising gave me a way of giving back, so I started back then and I’ve been doing it ever since.”

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