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Darren Grigas

Patagonian Glacier to Glacier attempt

trying a world-first crossing to raise awareness for Anna's Hope because children fighting brain cancer deserve our help

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Anna's Hope

Anna's Hope assists in the rehabilitation of children and young people who have suffered from a brain tumour or who have had brain surgery . It also will fund research into the causes , treatment and cure of childhood brain tumours

Charity Registration No. 1116512


Too many families like mine have experienced losses to cancer, even in children. It's a hideous illness that shows no mercy and I want to do what I can to help those going through the battle.  The fact you're here reading this means you'd like to help too, so thank you so much.

I'm attempting to race across deserts, mountains and entire countries and will continue to do so as long as it raises vital funds and awareness for Anna's Hope.

Next up: Patagonia - Glacier to Glacier across glaciers, mountains and icy seas against winds up to 75mph, Starting at the Viedma Glacier, 2 days on foot, 220km by bike, and 50+km of sea kayaking to hopefylly reach the famous Perito Moreno Glacier.

To date:

  • Raced the Marathon des Sables, 156 miles across the Sahara
  • Cape Wrath Ultra - 248 mile race across the Scottish Highlands
  • 2nd person ever to run the 100 miles across a frozen lake in Mongolia
  • World-First run 127 miles across the Namib Desert
  • Ran the Cape Town 3-Peaks - finishing atop Table Mountain
  • World-First traverse of Panama Canal - Run, Kayak, Trek, Run
  • World-First 200km+ coast-to-coast jungle crossing of Panama.

Visit or follow me at @darrengrigas to follow these challenges and show some support.

My challenges however are nothing compared to what many children and families have to go through when diagnosed with brain cancer.  In 2006 after a 15 month battle, Carole and Robert Hughes sadly lost their beautiful little girl Anna to a brain tumour at just 3 years and 8 months old.  Since then they have devoted themselves to helping raise funds and awareness to provide more help for other children and families facing such horrendous circumstances.

Anna's Hope is an amazing charity devoted to providing better care and facilities for children and young adults with brain tumours. They aim to help patients and families from the point of diagnosis, during treatment and throughout rehabilitation. Brain cancer is 'the forgotten cancer' which has the second highest death rate of any cancers in children and cases have actually increased by more than 10% in the last ten years!

Please help me to help them by raising as much as possible for this incredible and crucial cause.

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