FUNDRAISING EVENTS - SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Want to fundraise for Kidney Health Australia?
You can set up your individual fundraising page under our Kidney Health Australia banner at www.everydayhero.com.au
Register now for our BIG RED WALK in Adelaide
Sunday 2 September 2012 - 9am for 9:30am start
Walk along the beautiful Torrens River at Elder Park in Adelaide.
Approximate walking distances: 1km, 2.5km and 5km
Click here to download the Adelaide map
Participants can create their own online fundraising page at www.everydayhero.com.au/event/bigredwalk2012 or if you are not sure how, we can create one for you. There will be prizes for the highest fundraisers.
Renal Rides - for Kidney Health Australia
Margie Raynor, primary school teacher from Adelaide, cycled solo and unsupported from Adelaide to Sydney from September to October 2010 to raise awareness of and much-needed funds for Kidney Health Australia.
Margie is an amazing woman and has cycled over 33,000 kilometres within Australia since 2005 - with three Nullarbor crossings, has cycled right around Australia solo and unsupported. In 2009 completed a trip from Adelaide to Darwin. She believes that she is the first person to cycle around, and across Australia, both vertically and horizontally.
Along her way she visited schools and community groups to highlight the need for optimal kidney health and save Australia millions of dollars in rising health costs. Details and awesome photos from Margie's rides can be found at http://renalride10.blogspot.com
This ride was completely self-funded and raised $10,000 along the way to support our important work. As a teacher, she talked to community and school groups on how to keep your kidneys healthy.
Margie is motivated as her youngest daughter, Alison, was born with vesicoureteric reflux and although an operation may or may not ease her condition, there is no cure and she needs to self-manage her condition. Margie has made a commitment to cycle every major highway in Australia for kidney research over five years.
History of Margie Rayner's Renal Rides
- Renal Ride 2009 - Margie left Adelaide on 17 July 2009, Margie cycled north to Darwin in yet another epic journey ended on September 10 - approx 4,500 kilometres! Margie was able to raise $5,547.25 bringing the total amount of money raised by Margie for Kidney Health Australia to an amazing $25,000.
- Renal Ride 2008 - Margie cycled west to east across the Nullarbor raising almost $10,000 in the process.
- Renal Ride 2007 - Margie cycled around Australia, solo and unsupported, a distance of 19,200 km! Many generous people donated to Kidney Health Australia and many warm-hearted people encouraged me and offered long lasting friendship and hospitality.
- Renal Ride 2005 - completed an 11 day bicycle ride across the Nullarbor for Kidney Health Australia.
UPDATED 24 JULY 2012