Charity Cycle Ride
On the 11th October 2009 AWN’s own Ray Mahony and Brian Baptie with almost 10,000 other cyclists took on the challenge to cycle from Brisbane to the Gold Coast in support of the Heart Foundation and Diabetes Australia. Combined sponsorship received for Ray and Brian plus AWN’s sponsorship donations totalled $2,297.35 raised for these 2 worthy causes.
Money raised for the Heart Foundation goes towards saving lives and improving health through funding world-class cardiovascular research, guidelines for health professionals, informing the public and assisting people with cardiovascular disease. While the work over the past five decades has helped reduce the number of deaths, cardiovascular disease (heart, stroke and blood vessel disease) remains one of Australia’s most devastating health problems.
Money raised for Diabetes Australia goes towards providing practical support and education for people with diabetes and all those associated with them, promoting increased public awareness of diabetes and extensive research on what causes diabetes to one day hopefully resulting in a cure.
Total amount of money raised by the Wilson HTM Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge 2009 was $74,430.69.