A team of 30 cyclists will ride 1000 km from Ipswich to Newcastle between 7 – 16 September 2012 in a fundraising effort for Camp Quality, the children's family cancer charity.
The Sylvania Camp Quality 1000 K's for Kids sees Camp Quality volunteers and supporters, camp companions and mums and dads with children living with cancer saddle up for the cycle challenge of a lifetime which passes through the towns of Ipswich, Toowoomba, Warwick, Tenterfield, Glen Innes, Uralla, Tamworth, Gunnedah, Murrurundi, Singleton and Newcastle.
The cycle challenge aims to raise $150,000 to create a better life for every child living with cancer in Australia. As well as the 30 cyclists, a team of 15 volunteers – including bike mechanics, masseurs and fun therapy coordinators - will motivate and energise the team on the ride.
Donna George, Camp Quality Fundraising Coordinator, said: "There are people doing this cycle ride who have had to buy a bike especially – and they'll be covering 110 km a day! It's going to be an amazing challenge for them to complete and we'll keep them motivated with 'special jersey' awards every night and Camp Quality style fun therapy, laughter and games."
The cycle ride challenge will stop off at local schools en route where the McDonald's Camp Quality puppets will do excerpts from their show which teaches pupils about how to be supportive of children living with cancer.
To sponsor a rider or to find out more, visit www.mycampquality.org.au/1000ks4kids or contact Donna George on 02 49478311.
Camp Quality runs performance and education, hospital, family assistance and recreation programs to help create fun and supportive communities for children and their families living with cancer.