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Captain Hugo Toovey: Don't Wait Until It's Too Late

13 September 2023
6.00pm – 7.00pm AEST
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In this powerful presentation, you will join Hugo on an emotional roller-coaster as he shares his remarkable story of resilience and overcoming adversity. There will be tears, laughter and goosebumps, and you will learn some life-saving lessons along the way.

‘‘Hugo shared a very personal, powerful and inspiring story that provided the team a strong sense of hope, comfort and purpose. He talks to the importance of being vulnerable, of asking for support and of focusing on your physical and mental health. He strikes deep empathy in making sure people learn from his experiences, and I have no doubt he will leave a legacy of awareness, care and optimism amongst our team.”




Captain Hugo Toovey

Hugo Toovey is a 31 year-old Army Captain, Founder of 25 STAY ALIVE, a two-time Cancer Survivor and a Mental Health Advocate. If you didn’t know Hugo, you would assume that he was your typical everyday young Australian. And yes, from the outside, he appears to be exactly that. However, the last 10 years of his life has been everything BUT normal. He is missing a testicle, part of his reproductive system, all of his abdominal lymph nodes, his large bowel, his rectum and part of his small bowel. Not only has Hugo survived both testicular cancer and bowel cancer, but he has also had ongoing battles with his mental health. Yet despite all of this, he is more determined than ever to use what he has gone through to save lives. Hugo is also a proud ambassador for Movember, Gotcha4Life and the Jodi Lee Foundation.