Today’s East Timor Hearts Fund Herogram is going out to paramedic Belinda Donkers, who has signed up to trek more than 100 mountainous kilometres across Timor to raise awareness and funds for heart disease.
Belinda works demanding shifts with the Queensland Ambulance Service, and is also an Army reservist and St John Ambulance Australia volunteer. But she still finds time to pound the trails to train for the inaugural Earth Trails' The Trans-Timor Trek, a fundraiser for East Timor Hearts Fund.
“I have a significant history of heart disease in my family and have seen first-hand how horrible the disease is for both the suffer and their loved ones,” Belinda said.
“I am keen to be part of the combined efforts of East Timor Hearts Fund because I believe that together we can do more than individuals.
“I believe that prevention is better than cure and this is at the base of the strategy of East Timor Hearts Fund.”
You can donate and leave a message of support for Belinda on her fundraising page. There are still a few places left for the trek; here are some links for more info: