The Adventurers was founded by Perth couple Rick and Emily Parish in 2010, after their two-year-old son Elliot was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma – the most common form of childhood brain cancer. Rick and Emily were spurred into action when they discovered how little was being spent on childhood brain cancer research in Australia.

In the very first year of its existence, The Adventurers climbed a mountain and raised nearly a million dollars. The funds were used to purchase a 3D molecular imaging machine for the Telethon Kids Institute. The machine was duly named Elliot.

Although Elliot lost his courageous battle with childhood brain cancer in 2011, his legacy lives on. Over the past six years, the number of Adventurers and Adventures has continued to grow. Our intrepid Adventurers have conquered mountains, cycled across continents, and jumped out of aeroplanes.

Some of the exciting Adventures undertaken include:

  • Mt Kilimanjaro climb, Tanzania     
  • Mont Blanc, France
  • Tour for a Cure, USA
  • Great White Shark Dive, South Australia
  • Gran Paradiso, France & Italy
  • Kokoda Trek, Papua New Guinea
  • Summits of Bolivia – South America
  • Ice Marathon, Antarctica
  • Team China – Great Wall Trek, China
  • Man vs Wild, remote East Kimberly region
  • Mt Elbrus, Russia
  • Milford Track, New Zealand
  • Sydney to Perth Pirate Walk
  • Stirling Ranges Trek, Western Australia
  • Mount Agung Sunrise Trek, Bali
  • English Channel Swim