Wizard COO to tackle 12-day trek to bring joy to sick Starlight kids

Wizard Pharmacy Chief Operating Officer Sally Parker and her husband, Nick Parker, are set to take on the 12-day Camino de Santiago trek to raise money for the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

The trek, initially planned for 2020 but postponed to May 2023 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will see the couple start in Porto, Portugal and travel 246.6 km to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

With this fundraiser, Wizard Pharmacy is on track to reach its half-a-million dollar donation milestone this year in its 13th year of partnership with the Foundation.

Sally spoke about the cultural experience and the personal challenge the trek presented as the reasons for her and Nick doing the walk.

“I’m looking forward to this opportunity to push ourselves outside our comfort zones, test our limits and hopefully discover more about ourselves and what we are physically and mentally capable of.

We’re also excited to immerse ourselves in the culture and learn more about the history of each town we pass through and the historical medieval pilgrimage as a whole.

To have this incredible experience, all while raising money for such a worthy cause, truly makes this a milestone moment in my life,” she said.

Starlight Children’s Foundation State Partnership Manager WA/NT Cath Petsos wished Sally and Nick luck for their upcoming Camino trek and hoped it would be an incredible experience.

“We’re extending enormous appreciation for their efforts to raise funds for Starlight toward making a difference to sick children and young people together.

We trust they’ll find plenty of their own moments of positive distraction along the way just as our own Captain Starlights provide positive distraction for the kids in hospital – we’re right behind you!,” said Petsos.

To support Sally and Nick Parker’s trek to bring happiness to sick kids and their families at the Starlight Children’s Foundation, visit walking-the-camino-for-starlight.raisely.com.


Text by: Wizard Pharmacy Services

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