In Autumn 2020, a team of 20 Borne HMRI supporters will embark on a unique, off-the-beaten-track adventure across Costa Rica.
Starting from the Caribbean Sea, participants will battle their way across the country on foot, bike, kayak and raft. This East to West jungle route is rarely used, even by locals.
The team will trek 40km through forests and to heights of 3000m. They will cycle for 200km past coffee and sugar cane plantations and raft through white-water rapids before reaching the Pacific Ocean.
This is a tough challenge in a spectacular setting, led by two world-renowned extreme leaders.
Together, the team will test the limits of their endurance, all to prevent babies from being born too soon.
Join the trek
Dean and Sarah Mumm have had five children, but only got to raise one of them. Sophie, Henry, Ella and Grace were born prematurely and did not survive. Alfie, a healthy, cheeky four year-old, arrived at 36 weeks.
Sarah says, “I’m a mother of five, but I only get to raise one.”
Dean says, “With a premature birth, there are no moments of happiness and joy because the baby’s straight out and within a minute, they put a tube down his throat. You don’t get to hold him.”
Dean is joining Costa Rica Coast2Coast to make sure that the tragedy they experienced doesn’t happen to others.
To find out more about joining the trek please contact Peree Watson on (02) 4042 0580 or email Peree.Watson@hmri.org.au
Your support goes a long way
Prematurity with all of its devastating consequences is not well understood and overlooked as an important area of need for research and discovery.
The funding raised through this challenge will enable us to advance our knowledge of pregnancy and childbirth, and find new ways to stop preterm birth.