|DURING FEB 1 - APR 08, 2007 MARTIN STREL SWAM 5,268 KMS (3274 MILES) OF THE AMAZON RIVER! HE DEDICATED THE SWIM TO THE PROTECTION OF THE RAINFOREST.
The Great Walk to Beijing
Olivia Newton-John is a breast cancer survivor who decided to create a global event to raise funds in order to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families - present and future.
Martin was personally invited by Olivia, and he joined the walk with a simple reason: to help in the battle against cancer. Having swum the length of many of the greatest rivers of the world, the veins of the continents, he has an intimate knowledge of the dangers of these waters. Chemicals and other pollutants in rivers often are the initiators of cancer. Martin is very keenly honoured to be part of this campaign.
Martin and Olivia became acquainted through Olivia’s role as executive producer of Martin’s upcoming feature-length documentary, Big River Man.
All of us know that sooner or later each of us can be touched by cancer, and this is a perfect opportunity for you to help significantly. We encourage all our fans and others to support Martin and other walkers by
SPONSORING THEM OVER THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE. OR OVER A DONOR FORM.
The Great Walk to Beijing Website.
Sponsor steps and help change the way cancer is treated throughout the world...Thanks and stay tuned in April!