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Trekking for a Worthy Cause

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SYDNEY – May 24, 2013: Fiat Chrysler Group has announced the Jeep brand as the major supporter of LifeSupport Trek4Trauma, a fundraising and awareness-raising event championing the work of the trauma team at St George Hospital in NSW.

To celebrate the spirit of survivorship, Trek4Trauma will see a number of the St George trauma specialists complete the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea, walking alongside patients who have now recovered from major traumatic events as a result of their expert care.

Jeep Ambassador, former rugby league international and premiership winning player, Dean Young, took time out this week to visit patients in the trauma ward at St George hospital, where he handed over rugby balls to the doctors and nurses, which will be distributed to local kids along the Kokoda Trail. “ Trek4Trauma is a great way to draw awareness to the importance of trauma clinics. I was fortunate to meet some of the patients and the Director of Trauma, Dr Mary Langcake during my visit. Those heading to Kokoda are definitely trekking for a worthy cause,” said Young.

President and CEO of Fiat Chrysler Group, Veronica Johns, said, “We’re proud to be involved in such an inspiring project, which will raise money for medical research and support the invaluable work of the trauma specialists at St George Hospital. “ We felt the Jeep spirit and ‘Don’t Hold Back’ mantra was a perfect fit to support the life-changing experience of walking the Kokoda Trail and we wish all trekkers the best of luck,” said Johns.