On the 22-24 May 2015 our Torque Toyota Smiddy Cycling Team; Jeff Mckeon, Paul Craig and Anthony Woodbury completed the gruelling 3 day, 570 km Midi Smiddy journey to raise funds for cancer research. The team has raised a combined $2120 and are still seeking to raise a further $2800 to reach their goal. The event overall raised more than $30,000 and contributes to the charities $5 million funds raised to date.
The Midi Challenge started in Brisbane, from their our team travelled to Toowoomba (205km), then pushed on from Toowoomba to Warwick (159km) before cruising down from Warwick back to Brisbane (216km).
Here’s what our team had to say about their Smiddy experiences:
“Thanks for setting fire to something deep in my soul and showing me how one person can make a difference. Smiddy has touched me on an emotional level I wasn’t quite prepared for – it has restored my faith in humanity and allowed me to embrace the spirit of giving.”
“Why I have started riding and fund raising money for Smiling for Smiddy is that my Mum passed away from cancer when I was 14 and I have lost three other family members to cancer. And when my work mate said he was riding for Smiddy I asked him about it and I was hooked. I would love that if one kid not lose his Mum to cancer then the least I could do is ride some km and raise some money.”
“My Smiddy adventure started out as just a good reason to go for a ride. I have lost some family friends to cancer and couldn’t think of a better reason to go for a ride. Since I attended the orientation night and the first training ride, being part of Smiling for Smiddy has become more than just going for a ride, seeing how the riders and road crew look after each other is awesome and I feel very privileged to part of such an amazing and genuine group and I can’t wait to do it all again next year.”
The major beneficiary of Smiling for Smiddy is the Mater Foundation where funds support research into melanoma, breast, ovarian and prostate cancer as well as complementary therapies for cancer patients.
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