Hi, my name’s Alexander Campbell and in February 2023 I’ll be embarking on a 4 year journey to walk around the world, beginning and ending in my hometown of Sydney. My intended route will see me walk roughly 40,000km, across 30 countries and 4 continents.
During my world walk, I’ll be raising money for The Fred Hollows Foundation to help their mission to end avoidable blindness. The Foundation operates in more than 25 countries, including many that I’ll pass through on my walk. By supporting the Foundation, I hope to give back to the people and communities I’ll meet on my journey, and repay the kindness and hospitality I’m sure I’ll encounter.
There are currently 43 million people in the world living with blindness and 295 million people with moderate to severe vision impairment. However, at least 9 out 10 people who are blind don't need to be. Eye diseases like cataract, trachoma and diabetic retinopathy often lead to blindness, despite these conditions being either treatable or preventable.
The Fred Hollows Foundation works to solve this by strengthening health systems and working with communities to improve their own eye health. They provide life-changing eye surgeries and treatments, train doctors and health workers, develop and introduce new technology, and build and upgrade facilities. So far, the Foundation has restored sight to more than 3 million people worldwide.
Access to quality eye care is one of the most effective and cost-efficient ways to help break the cycle of poverty. Restoring sight allows people to regain their independence, attend school or return to work, and support themselves and their family.
In some countries, it costs as little as $25 to perform cataract surgery and restore sight to someone living with avoidable blindness.
Any support would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
If you'd like to learn more about the walk or follow my journey, then you can check out my website below.
Thank you to my Sponsors
Amazing journey and such a great cause. Good luck!
Soleace Pty Ltd
Well done Alexander we look forward to all the new places you’ll pass !
What an amazing thing you’re doing. Good luck 🍀
Go Alexander!!! You’re an inspiration.
You’re an inspiration, Zan!
it will be such an amazing adventure - Enjoy
You are an inspiration Alex (Zan) Well done and keep safe
Alexander, it was so nice to hear your inspirational journey when we met at the Marlborough Hotel. What an amazing experience you’ll have in your quest to raise money for the Fred Hollows Foundation. We look forward to following your progress along the way. We’ll done from the ‘Bathers’ residents in Cronulla 👏👏👏
Keep up the good work Alex
Donation is from Bernie who I met on Mount Alma Road :)
All the best to Andrew Campbell for his walk around the world
Donation from Liam, Travis and Hunter who made the donation in cash
You're doing a great job Alexander! I pray that you'll get to the end of your journey in God's keeping.
You're an inspiration mate, safe travels!
Great effort so far Alexander,
A great thing Alexander, keep well
Zan, great travels.
Jo Vonna Hill
We are in awe of your achievements Zan and impressed by your commitment and energy. Hoping to catch up with you in Queensland in early May?? Maybe... In the meantime great cause to support. Best wishes from Sue and Boyce
Been so good seeing what you’re doing Alex keep it going!
What an incredible challenge you've taken on, Alexander! Wishing you the most amazing experiences and good health throughout the journey.
You’re so caring
Wonderful thing you are doing for a great reason. I admire you greatly. Thank you so much
An Epic effort for an Epic cause. Blessings and a safe journey.
Julie Van Der Helder
An impressive journey for a worthy cause. All the best.
Good on you Alexander. Its a great cause. I'm interested to see updates on your travels.
Go You Good Thing!
Thank you for your great attempt to restore sight.
I am already a Fred H Foundation contributor. Good luck on your travels, Alex. Great to do all this while young. Go safe.
Craig And Nicole
It was great to meet you at Mann River a few nights ago. You’re such an inspiration! We hope you get to enjoy some more beer and nachos on your journey!
Becky Ross Michael
I just had cataract surgery, and I understand how important that access was to me!
Fantastic cause and wishing you all the best for your epic journey! Look forward to seeing your progress. May your legs stay strong!
What a cracking adventure for an incredible cause. Happy walking!
Good Luck Alexander, too bad your not going via Bourke, Freds resting place. Like I said on ABC tonight, see you in Mossman FNQ when you get here. There will be a cold beer waiting. 🌴🍺🌴 Don
What a fantastic way to fundraise for this great cause Alexander
Patrick And Anne
Wishing you all the very best for your very long walk. Keep safe and well and have a wonderful experience.
Such an inspiration. Walk well and for a great cause
Very inspiring, well done on your first two days!
Marcia And Danal Barham/blessis
Zan, we're close friends of Karen in North Carolina, USA. We wish you the BEST on this world adventure!
Your an amazing person to do this
Good luck for your amazing adventure! Safe travels and enjoy
Great Foundation, travel safely "Bon Voyage"
Good luck on your journey !
Christina And Mark Woollgar
Wishing you a safe and incredible journey Zan!
Peter & Narelle Campbell
how wonderful what you are doing for the blind people.
I wish I could afford more . I want you to succeed for Fred.
Joan Margaret Conway
such an exciting venture Alexander and well worth the cause you've chosen to support.
Good luck Alexander! Thanks for what you're doing for Fred Hollows!
Best of luck on your big trip. Thank you for your friendship and all the awesome times homie ❣️
Sally & Gerry Wilcox
How amazing Zan to be setting out on this worldwide journey! Looking forward to following your travelling adventures. We wish you well and safe travels. Xx
Amazing mission, what an adventure. Wishing you all the best!
Rachel Nash (o’neill)
What an amazing and phenomenal journey you have ahead! All the best!
This is huge! Congratulations!! Fangirling from afar. Best of luck to you
Good luck Alex! -Grant / Vivcourt
Wow what a challenge - best wishes.
Good luck Zan, I wish you a most fulfilling adventure.
This is so inspirational. Looking forward to seeing the updates as you progress on your journey. Wishing you all the best
Alexander you are an inspiration. What sights you will see and what a gift sight is. A great cause you are walking for.
Thanks for the tips on hiking equipment!