On 27 February 2014, I will be cycling 1,000 kms from Brisbane to Sydney to raise more than $250,000 for Fighting Chance – a charity that creates opportunities for young adults with significant physical disabilities to access employment and social participation programs.
Along with 14 other riders the reason I’m attempting the 1000 kms Brisbane to Sydney ride is that I’ve been fortunate to be able to conquer some of the world’s major sporting challenges, however, I’m inspired by the amazing work Fighting Chance do on a daily basis.
In 2012, I fulfilled a 13 year dream and completed the Hawaii Ironman, in Kona. In 2011, I ran 250 kms across the Sahara Desert before representing Australia in the Triathlon World Championships in Las Vegas. Then, in 2010 I fought Heavy Weight boxing champion John Hopoate, then 6 days later ran 475 kms across the Simpson Desert to raise $32,000 for Breast Cancer patients.
The Fighting Chance team help people with disabilities to live a better life, when every day is a challenge that makes the Sahara and Hawaii Ironman pale into significance, and for that reason the KONA Group want to help in our own small way to make a difference to their work.
So can I ask you to please help me raise funds for this great cause and donate what you can at https://makingadifference.gofundraise.com.au/page/DobsonG
(Your donation is tax deductible).
To get more information on the ride and what Fighting Chance plans to do with the funds you donate please go to https://www.tourdechance.com.au/fighting-chance/
Thank you very much for your support as we all genuinely appreciate it and please take a minute or two to think about friends in your network that you might feel comfortable sharing this email with.