2018-06-04 at 9:15 pm #44258Garry DowdModerator
Oops, looks like I omitted the link to the fundraising page in case you were interested in sponsoring – see below
For more information and to help make a difference please support my Go Fundraise page at https://cycle.gofundraise.com.au/page/GarryDowd
I am excited to let you know that I am about to embark on my biggest cycling challenge yet – cycling across America from West to East. Starting in Astoria, Oregon I will cycle through 11 States and finish in Portsmouth New Hampshire. This adventure will require over 6,000 km of cycling and will take 50 days to complete. The ride is organised and supported by America by Bicycle – this year 35 full time riders will participate, averaging 130 km per day. Day one for the ride is June 17th. All going well I will complete the ride on August 6th.
You can follow my progress on the group blog: https://blog.americabybicycle.com/aan?category=2018
I will also add facebook updates from time to time.
I am using the ride to fundraise for a great cause – Eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) worldwide. This ongoing project is jointly sponsored by UNICEF and Kiwanis, a global service club which aims to make a lasting difference in the lives of children. I am a member of the Waverley Kiwanis Club and have already received great support for my ride from the local members.
15 Countries are still at risk from MNT, a disease entirely preventable by immunisation. Whilst great progress has been made, a newborn baby dies of tetanus somewhere in the world every 11 minutes of every day (as at 2015). The first 28 days following the birth of a child are known as the neonatal period. Everday, 70 new mothers die during this time.
Eliminate is not only ridding the world of MNT but has important consequential positives for the family units, and in particular for the role and treatment of girls – for more information on Eliminate MNT progress copy and paste the following link
I’d appreciate any contribution you can make towards this cause, big or small.
Donations made through this platform are secure and will be remitted directly through to my charity of choice.
Thanks so much for your support!
Garry2018-06-05 at 8:46 am #44264Travis BowlandKeymaster
great stuff mate, you’ve impressively done the training. sounds like a great adventure.2018-06-05 at 9:18 pm #44275Phil ScardamagliaModerator
All the best for the challenge ahead of you. It will be a great achievement and I look forward to hearing all about it on your return. Don’t forget the chamois cream. Good luck with the fund raising.2018-06-06 at 8:06 pm #44282Phil RundleModerator
You retirees know how to use your time! Best of luck for a huge challenge Gary and tail winds every second day2018-06-07 at 8:35 pm #44300Garry DowdModerator
Oops, looks like I omitted a link to the fundraising page in case you were interested in sponsoring – see below
For more information and to help make a difference please support my Go Fundraise page at https://cycle.gofundraise.com.au/page/GarryDowd2018-06-07 at 9:59 pm #44302RichardModerator
Best of luck and weather! If you tip the map the right way, it’s all downhill..!
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