Laurent lockdown plodders

The Bloody Long Virtual Walk

Support our challenge to cure mito!

The Laurent Lockdown Plodders are walking 35km from 1st - 10th August in The Bloody Long Virtual Walk to help Australians living with mitochondrial disease, in memory of Natalie Laurent. 

We may be in lockdown in Melbourne, but getting our daily exercise is still important, and raising awareness about other dreadful illnesses continues.  

This year, thanks to the flexible approach to walking, the whole family is getting involved for a steady plod around the neighbourhood to raise awareness for this important cause so close to our hearts. 

Natalie suffered from Kearns Sayre Syndrom, a very rare genetic disorder, a type of Mito disease and passed away at the age of 20. Mito robs the body's cells of energy, causing multiple organ dysfunction or failure. It can affect anyone at any age and Nats' was no different with it affecting her from primary school age until she passed away in 2003.  Sadly, there is still no cure.

The Mito Foundation funds research, supports those affected and their families, and educates the general public and the medical profession about mitochondrial disease. 

Thank you to everyone sponsoring us on our walk to raise funds for research into treatments and cures for this devastating disease. 

Every dollar will make a difference. So thank you so much from all of us for you support. 

Thank you to our Sponsors

$5k

Anonymous

$630

Peter Laurent

$380

Mark Whelan

Peter and team .. great cause and a wonderful thing you are doing regards Mark W

$326

Christina Tonkin

$244

Shayne Collins

All the best Pete and team

$130

Anna Corr

Good luck with the walk Pete - great cause.

$130

Shane Buggle

What an incredibly important cause.

$130

Kate Oswald

An amazing effort for such a great cause! Best of luck Pete and family!

$130

Deb

As always, proud of you Phil and Nico.

$130

Carolyn Tatley

Good cause walking

$130

Alexis George

$120

Jo Scrase

$120

Margot Dargan

$119

Clare Warrin

GO LAURENTS!

$119

Ben Wavell-smith

Good luck Pete. Great cause! Godspeed Sir!

$119

Susan Hodgkinson

Go Pete and family!

$109

David O'brien

$109

Jason Humphrey

Great cause a "step" in the right direction towards future treatments and cures

$109

Jo Marshall

$109

Narrelle Aickin

Great job Team Laurent, and what a wonderful legacy paying homage to Natalie.

$109

Tammy Medard

Go Team Laurent!

$109

Nancy Condemi

Good Luck Pete & family - a very worthy cause.

$109

Tim & Tania Bezencon

$109

Sue Bormann

A very important cause. All the best Pete and family!

$109

Robert Wodson

Well done Pete and family on raising awareness and toughing out the challenge

$109

Teri Sucic

Go Team Laurent - you can do it!

$109

Sulin Ho

Great achievement on your challenge and for bringing awareness to this cause.

$109

Anna Boyd

$109

Kevin Corbally

$100

Robert Molyneux

Go Plodders!!

$100

Mark Evans

A great cause - go for it!

$100

Rick Moscati

$81

Stephen Hall

$81

Mike Laurent

Keep going, and stay well Team Laurent!

$75

Niki Mishra

Hi Pete and Team - Good luck with your walk. It is a great cause and Amen to finding a cure.

$71

Ai-ling Lum

An amazing cause, best of luck Pete and family!

$70

Nicola Laurent

$65

Josie Uglietta

$65

Rod Beggs

$65

Tracey Sturgeon

$65

Charmian Elphick

$65

Bruce Cuthbertson

$65

Janine Wiedemann

Good luck. Can I remotely join you x

$65

Vince Lyons

Well done Pete and family

$65

Caroline

Good job guys in difficult conditions! Well done xx

$65

Calire

$65

Martin Joy

All the best with this Pete!

$65

Karen Phung

Can't participate in the actual walk with you but I am definitely there in spirit. Good luck Pete!

$65

Keith Charman

$65

Steve

Well done guys!! All our love, Steve, Jode and the kids Xxxx

$65

Andrew Hector

Congratulations on a job well done Laurent plodders!

$65

Dan Robbins

A very worthy cause. Go team Laurent!

$65

Megan O'donnell-lace

Well done - great effort by the Laurent team

$65

Jackie Taylor

Thank you for raising these much needed funds and awareness.

$65

Heather Ireson

Well done Pete ! Happy walking - great cause

$54

Conon Kilner

Great cause. Go the plodders!

$54

Anonymous

$54

Cass Hewett

Go Pete -

$54

Debbie Clarke

Great job well done😃

$54

Michelle And Dave Herd

Well done guys, great plodding! Any more kms are a bonus. X

$54

Jo Alexander

$54

Gail & Tim Savadel

You go, girl!!

$50

Anonymous

$38

Tom Westcott

$38

Stephanie

Bravo Team Laurent! Another great effort!

$38

John Argiro

$38

Phil Swan

well done to both of you

$38

Julie Van Etten

Stay warm and keep going! Lots of love xx

$38

Von Singleton

Well done Laurent family ❤️

$38

Kristy Cullen

Belated well done team Laurent. An amazing effort.

$38

Lisa Hay

Great effort guys!

$35

Laureen Walton

Good luck - great commitment by the family - well done all.

$27

Cate O'neill

$22

Jacqueline Tubb

Happy plodding Laurent's!

$22

Kathryn Bowles

Go the Laurent Lockdown Plodders! Thinking of you all.

$11

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