Maroons legend and Titans foundation assistant coach Trevor Gillmeister has completed the first day of his walk from Townsville to Brisbane for asbestos cancer - covering 43km.

'Gilly', who is raising money for asbestos cancer awareness, will cover over 1400km in 28 walking days over a month which is an enormous effort for the hard man of rugby league.

He departed Townsville at 6am this morning, after having been visited by the Cowboys' Queensland representatives Matthew Scott and Brent Tate, and hit the bitumen.

He arrived at his destination, near Giru, three hours before schedule but knows he will have to pace himself in the future. He will camp out in swags with his support crew.

"One down - 30 to go," he smiled. "I feel pretty good actually but I know my feet aren't going to like me too much after a few more days."

Gilly, whose father died of asbetos cancer, is in a mission to raise $200,000 and already has over $100,000 committed through sponsorship (incouding the FOGS) and donations.

To track Gilly's journey or donate, go to www.walkforawareness.com.au.

 

 

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