A YOUNG group of cancer patients has embarked on a trip of a lifetime with a three week trip to the United States of America with the cancer support network, Challenge – Supporting kids with cancer.
After all isn’t it every teen’s dream to visit Disneyland, Magic Mountain, Hollywood and Universal Studios? It’s exactly what the lucky eight Challenge teenagers did in their first few days in the US this month.
After arriving in Los Angeles the Challenge tour party wasted no time in checking out the great sights and activities. From Los Angeles it was on to San Francisco for a few days of sightseeing, including crossing the famous Golden Gate Bridge and riding the cable cars.
Naturally a visit to the United States would not be complete without a stopover in Las Vegas. And even being teenagers there is still plenty to do and see in Vegas with one of the highlights being the visit to the Bootleg Canyon to ride the ‘Flightlines zipline’, a huge adrenalin rush for everyone.
The next stop for the Challenge tour party is Washington DC and this includes a visit to the Australian Embassy to meet with our Ambassador Kim Beazley, along with Challenge International Patron Robert Allenby.
New York, where the group will be on July 4, and Boston are also part of the 2014 Trip of a Lifetime, a trip that is sure to have many great memories for all those involved.
For more information on Challenge’s Trip of a Lifetime please head to: www.challenge.org.au
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