28 September, 2022
Challenge delivers with $420,000 raised to help save lives
MORE than 215 cyclists, as well as volunteers and supporters have ridden to Cooktown for the 16th time, raising more than $420,000 in the QSuper Cardiac Challenge.
The annual bike ride has now helped the Far North Queens-land Hospital Foundation pro-vide more than $5 million to improving cardiac services in the Far North.
Foundation CEO Gina Hogan said the team was overwhelmed with support from everyone who rode, donated, supported and volunteered.
“It’s really true what they say, that until you experience it, you just can’t visualise it,” she said.
“The outpouring of community support for this bike ride of heat, hills but overwhelming heart health, is astonishing.
“We were thrilled to reopen the Kuranda Range at 7.38am on Saturday, which was more than an hour early, so thank you to the motoring public of Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands.
“But we’re not resting on our laurels, people can still donate and help fix hearts in FNQ by visiting www.cardiacchallenge.com.au.”