MANDURAH woman Verity Bray is taking part in the Asbestos Diseases Society Walk for Research and Awareness Rod Triplett Tribute Walk.
With her sister Alizha Lewis, Miss Bray set off from Geraldton on Sunday and plans to arrive at Parliament House in Perth on Friday.
Miss Bray is walking in memory of her father Richard, who passed away from Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma at age 58 in February.
“He was given three to six months to live,” she said.
“We never got to fulfil all his wishes, as it all happened so fast.
“It’s not yet over for my family, since my dad worked in the building trade with asbestos.
“My mum, my sister, my brother and myself and other family members have to be regularly tested for the same disease.
“It only takes one fibre to be inhaled from my dad after he had been in contact with the asbestos.”
Miss Bray said she was training by walking all day in her role as a property manager with Ray White.
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The Asbestos Diseases Society Australia Walk
The aim of the walk is to raise awareness of the killer asbestos fibres being released from the decaying asbestos products that are still in our homes, commercial and public buildings.
Funds raised will go towards research and supporting affected families.