She is attempting the trek to help raise vital funds for research into the cure of Type 1 Diabetes.
On the 13th March, 2017 her 6 year old son, Jarrod, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. He had just started Year 1 at Leumeah Public School and was enjoying all the adventures that come with being a 6 year old boy including joining his first soccer team, school, swimming, Lego and riding his bike.
In the last 3 years Jarrod has had to endure daily finger pricks, numerous daily insulin injections, insulin pump site changes every 3 days, weekly insertion of Blood Glucose Monitors into his skin, inflamed and infected skin from injection sites, rigorous counting of carbohydrates in the food that he eats at every meal and all the psychological, emotional and physical symptoms that come with having Type 1 Diabetes.
As part of Joanne's involvement in this Trek, she is aiming to raise $5,000.
The 100km trek along the coastline begins at Apollo Bay and finishes 5 days later at the Apostles.
If you would like to help Joanne get to her goal you can donate here.
If you wish to learn more about Diabetes NSW & ACT you can visit their website here.
If you want to get involved with the 100km Great Ocean Road Trek click here.