Mount Kosciuszko Challenge on way to fundraising record

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Rare Cancers Australia is well on the way to breaking last year's fundraising record for its Mount Kosciuszko Challenge and is on track to reach its goal of $200,000.

The 2018 challenge, now in its sixth year, will take place on Saturday 17 March - St Patrick's Day - with registrations still open.

The 2017 challenge was hugely successful with hundreds of people climbing Australia's highest mountain and raising around $150,000 for Rare Cancers Australia.

With just four weeks to go, this year's effort has so far raised almost $93,000, almost half way to the goal of $200,000.

Industry will again compete for the 'Pharma 2 Peak Kosi Challenge' cup, sponsored by PharmaDispatch, which last year was won by the 'MSD Mountaineers'. The company raised over $14,000.

The holders are ahead in the race for 2018, having so far raised around $7,500, placing them second behind overall team leader High Camp, which as so far raised over $20,000.

Other companies are starting to add to their fundraising tally, with the Abbvie Kozi KlimbersGilead Goes ClimbingAstraZeneca AzcendsJanssen Kosi Climbers and Bayer Bullets, adding to their totals. Novartis has also added a team.

The 'Pharma 2 Peak Kosi Challenge' cup will be presented at the event dinner, following the challenge, on Saturday 17 March.