Former Wallabies star Owen Finegan will join with Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt next month as part of the Minister’s 500km Walk For Autism.
Mr Finegan played 56 times for the Wallabies, alongside 90 appearances for the ACT Brumbies in Super Rugby.
Finegan played a crucial part in the Wallabies 1999 Rugby Union World Cup victory, when he scored an injury time try as Australia defeated France 35-12 in the Final.
Mr Finegan said he is looking forward to joining the Minister on the 7th of November.
“I am pleased to walk Health Minister Greg Hunt for a few kilometres and visit schools to raise awareness and funds for autism and learn of its impact on the lives of children and families,” Mr Finegan said.
“I want to participate in the 500km Walk for Autism because I want to listen and learn and know more about autism and its treatment so I can do my job better.”
Minister Hunt said he was pleased Mr Finegan was joining him as part of the walk.
“This walk will raise vital awareness for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and I am thrilled that Owen is showing his dedication to all children by participating.”
“Owen was a great player on the field and I look forward to our time on the road together.
Mr Finnegan is currently the CEO of the Kids Cancer Project, an independent national charity supporting childhood cancer research.
Since 1993, thanks to strong community support, the Kids Cancer Project has been able to contribute tens of millions of dollars to scientific studies to help children with many types of cancer.