HOTEL worker Edward Kuikumu is laying his body on the line again - all for the sake of his toddler son.
Taking part in his third Accor Hotels Extreme Challenge to Cure Kids, the Nadi resident said he participated in the gruelling five-day race because it would raise funds for much-needed equipment for hospitals.
"The main aim of this event is to raise funds for the children in Fiji. Being a father myself, I know what it means to want hospitals to be well-equipped," he said.
A total of 50 staff of Accor Hotels from across the Pacific are taking part in the five-day race along with teams from sponsor companies in a bid to raise $300,000 for Cure Kids Fiji.
Mr Kuikumu said he first took part in 2009, the year his son was born. For him, taking part allows him to contribute to the wellbeing of the children of Fiji and also invest in his son's future.
"It's really all about the kids, there's so much passion here and my son plays a big role in my taking part year after year.
"It will also help contribute to our economy, so I think we're very lucky to have this in Fiji," he said.
He said his son was born at the Nadi Hospital.
The hospital's maternity ward was given a makeover a year later as well as improvements to its rheumatic heart disease screening technologies.
The trek began from Suva yesterday and ends at Sofitel Fiji, Nadi, on Friday.