‘BLOODY LONG WALK’ RAISES AWARENESS FOR GENETIC DISEASE

Hunter residents went on more than just a Sunday stroll today, walking 32 kilometres to raise awareness of mitochondrial disease, a rare condition that can impact on any organ in the body, at any age.

Called the ‘Bloody Long Walk’ – the trek from Belmont to Newcastle Beach took around seven hours to complete.

Organisers, overwhelmed by the turnout.

Almost $200,000 has been raised for the Mito Foundation.

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