My name is Simon, and on the 26th of December 2021, I walked from Brisbane to Melbourne (2200km+) dressed as the boofhead superhero Captain Australia.
I did this as a pilgrimage to overcome the devastating impact of a fight with stage 4 head and neck cancer (6 months to live), and in support of a charity called The Kids’ Cancer Project, because no child should have to endure what I did.
The BIG WALK was about hope, and healing. When I arrived in Federation Square on the 18th of March 2022, we had shared some important themes:
A broken life can be fixed (but hope is the essential fuel)
Kindness is the antidote to sorrow (and comes back at you like a boomerang)
Save but one life, and you save the world entire
Important enough that I feel it is necessary to undertake a bigger and more significant challenge: walking all around Australia in service of a charity called The Kids’ Cancer Project. (“Captain Australia’s BIG LAP”)
Media Coverage during Captain Australia’s BIG WALK (For The Kids’ Cancer Project)
Links Archive (incomplete)
The Today Show
ABC National News
Videos by me before the walk