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May 6, 2021

Hau’ofa’s Fundraising Walk

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After days of walking the famous Kokoda Track, trekkers have finally arrived at the Owner’s Corner in Sogeri outside of Port Moresby.

This fundraising event will go towards the medical expenses of radio legend, Roger Hau’ofa.

A total of 11 trekkers arrived this afternoon at the Owen’s Corner after 8 days of walking the 96 km Kokoda Track.

Among the trekkers, is Kokoda for Kidneys (K4K) team leader and Roger’s Hao’ofa’s daughter, Michelle Hao’ofa’.

Speaking to EMTV at the Owen’s Corner, Michelle said K4K is a fundraising initiative walk to help radio legend, Roger Hau’ofa undergo his medical treatment overseas.

“The total cost of dialysis surgery overseas is more than K200 thousand kina,” Michelle said.
“You have to pay K1000 for every dialysis session at private hospital and it’s very difficult for us as a family to meet that,” she added.

Michelle said they are raising funds to send Roger overseas for treatment and see a specialist to get a definite prognosis surgery.

Roger was diagnosed with Kidney failure last year. The walk is part of his fundraising to undergo kidney dialysis surgery overseas.

Trekker, Judy Abaijah, who spoke of her experiences of walking the track, said despite challenges walking the track, it was a worthy course.

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