Bonnie Cassen

Cause: Breast Cancer Network Australia
Adventure: BCNA Pink Lady El Camino Trek
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As our Adventurer of the Month,Bonnie has scored herself a $100 Paddy Pallin voucher! To be our next month’s winner, make sure you’re uploading your journey to social and use the hashtag #IveBeenInspired.

Bonnie's Story

Bonnie was featured in her local paper, The Kiama Independent. In the paper, she’s quoted, “Many years ago the El Camino walk had called to me and I knew that one day my feet would beat its path.

“When I saw the BCNAs fundraising trip from Sarria to Santiago in Spain, it appeared to be pure magic to be able to combine the two.”

What inspired you to take on your first Inspired Adventure for BCNA?

BCNA supported me a lot through my journey with breast cancer and I wanted to be able to contribute to their fundraising in a meaningful way. These trips make perfect sense as not only am I engaging with the community to fundraise, I am bringing awareness not just about BCNA, but about breast cancer as well, and the importance of prevention, and early detection.

How are you feeling about the challenge ahead? Have you ever been to El Camino before?

I have started doing some training walks and will increase this effort now, as although the trek is still over six months away, I want to be as fit and healthy as I can. I have never done a long trek before and am really excited about it. I live in a beautiful part of Australia, on the south coast of NSW, and my walks take me over farm land, and forests, past old stonewall fences, and across the most spectacular coastlines, so I am expecting big things from Spain and the El Camino trek.

What have been some of the highlights of your fundraising experience so far?

The amount of support I am receiving from friends and family has been incredible!

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Become our Adventurer of the Month to win a $100 Paddy Pallin voucher

Take a picture whilst on your adventure or when you’re training and use the hashtag #IveBeenInspired and your adventure hashtag. The most exciting use of the hashtag, with an adventure, and fitness focus will be our Adventurer of the Month – it’s that easy!