Not even blisters can stop Jay Allen from walking for a cure.
Earlier this year Jay stepped out on his third melanoma march to raise money for a melanoma cure, this time he chose to walk more than 2000 km from Adelaide to Sydney.
His efforts will be documented in "Jay's Longest Melanoma March" which will air on September 22 on Channel 10 at 1 pm.
Speaking to The Southern Highland News, Jay, who raised more than $600,000 for cancer research, said that one of hardest part of his 50 day walk were the blisters.
"I didn't get blisters until 3 weeks in to [the walk] but they all came at once. I ended up having 9 blisters on my toes and heels," he said.
Jay also mentioned the emotional toll the walk had on him, from listening to stories from people walking with him, to missing his family.
"I couldn't have done it without the great team who worked on [this walk] for 12 months. It was a good team effort.
"My wife and kids came and met up with me near Wollongong, so it was quite special to spend time with them.
"I did miss them a lot it was a long time to be away from home. It's what keeps you going each day to get home to your family
"As my wife put it many times, at least I was coming home because a lot of people don't get the chance to go home.
To keep on schedule with his melanoma march, Jay would walk 10 km, sit, eat, rest, re-evaluate. He said he was blessed with good weather, apart from two days where it rained.
"The weather was pretty good, the average temperature was about 22 degrees Celsius. We did have a few hot days in the first two weeks and had two days of rain. One in Albury and one in Bungendore," he said.
Asked if he planned on future melanoma marches, Jay was adamant that he wouldn't stop until there was a cure for melanoma.
"I want to keep walking, I'm a man on a mission. I want to keep walking and raising funds. The most important thing is that these walks provide support for someone who needs it," he said.
"As long as we can help people that need support and raise as much money [as I can], I'm not going to stop until we get that cure for melanoma.
"The documentary is going to be pretty special on Sunday, it pretty much shows all the emotions and tear and how tough it was."
Jay was diagnosed with stage three melanoma which had spread to his lymph nodes at the age of 32 and underwent immunotherapy. He also required surgery to remove his lymph nodes, leaving 42 stitches going from his left groin to his stomach. Jay is now in his 11th year of remission and walking for those who can't.