Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

About Steve Waugh Foundation Bondi to Byron Bay Bike Ride (aka Red Bum Week)

Leaving on Monday 30th May at Bondi Beach they rode through torrential rain, 87 km wind and a tornado and are still going! – 800 long kilometres

Sydney man Andrew Palmer suffered a massive heart attack in November 2010 and was very fortunate to survive.

After living to tell the story Andrew Palmer thought a big part of his extra time should be spent helping those not so fortunate.

Rather than helping other middle aged blokes who have just had - or are about to have - heart attacks Andy thought helping kids would be a better idea. He thought it would be better to raise money for kids who through no fault of their own have rare diseases.

Because they have rare diseases, they don't have dedicated charities to support and help them and their families.

Andy was already involved in the Steve Waugh Foundation, so it made sense that as soon as he could walk - post his quadruple bypass in December - he should get on a bike and cycle from Bondi to Byron Bay to raise money and awareness for the Steve Waugh Foundation.

He will be joined by two mates Jack Singleton from Bondi and Keith Page from USA on this 800 kilometre endeavour.

They will be writing a blog on the way so you can follow their progress and there will be details of that to follow.

Comments Steve Waugh “Andy exemplifies what the Steve Waugh Foundation is all about-overcoming the odds and showing great courage and character in the face of adversity.

After suffering a major heart attack recently he's decided the best medicine is to cycle 800km with his mates to raise valuable funds for children in need. I commend him for this amazing gesture and hope he isn't too sore to get the first shout in when he hops off in Byron Bay! Ride Well!”

National Australia Bank is supporting the bike run and will be accepting donations for the Foundation at their branches from Bondi Beach to Bryron Bay.

For further information:
Louise Convy 0408 965714
Andrew Palmer 0425 229 277

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