Bronwyn and her friends are self-funding their Salkantay Pass Trek adventure, with all proceeds raised from this campaign donated directly to lung transplant research.
Bronwyn has seen first-hand how research can make a difference to patients and their carers, during her 20 plus year career in working in lung transplantation at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. Many of the innovations and improvements the transplant team have made to patient management and care over the past 15 years have been as a direct result of successful clinical studies conducted in the clinics and laboratory, and then applied directly to patient care at the bed-side and beyond. Without the generous support of donations from sponsors, and the amazing transplant patients who participate in these projects, such clinical research would not be possible.
The Alfred’s Lung Transplant team continue to look for new ways to improve both the short and long term survival and quality of life for all patients and better ways support their carers. A/Prof Bronwyn Levvey and her friends as they face their own ‘mini marathon’ as they walk the Salkantay Pass trek over 7 days from Cusco to Machu Picchu in Peru. This pass reaches 4600m in altitude which will challenge their lungs as well as their legs! Donations will help support the innovative research projects the transplant team are currently undertaking.