$13,961.18Funds Raised so Far
The Sydney 2 CAMberra Charity Ride was created after a young Sydney couple lost their son Cameron through stillbirth.
The tragic event heavily impacted their life and touched many of their family members and friends, here is their story.
In recognition of Cameron, the Ride aims to raise significant funds, awareness and support of families affected by stillbirth and SIDS.
All funds raised will be donated to the Stillbirth Foundation Australia and Red Nose (formerly SIDS & Kids) on behalf of the Sydney 2 CAMberra participants, supporters and volunteers.
This year’s Sydney2CAMberra ride will follow a similar route to previous years. A King of the Mountains competition will also be included in the 2019 event over 2 days for those looking for an extra challenge. The rider package consists of a $550 (Incl. GST) base package which includes all meals, accommodation, finisher function, rider jersey with the option to add additional items to the base package.
Sydney 2 CAMberra is proud to have Erin Molan, Journalist and Presenter, as our Ambassador.
Erin Molan has been a sports reporter and presenter for Nine since 2012, currently reading the Friday and Saturday sport bulletins on Nine News Sydney. A regular on radio in Sydney and Brisbane, she became the first female full-time member of 2GB’s Continuous Call team in 2016 when she joined radio heavyweight Ray Hadley. Molan is a proud ambassador for a number of charities and also spends time mentoring and engaging with young women.
Becoming a new Mum this year herself, Erin feels a strong connection to the Sydney 2 CAMberra cause and is proud to support the great work the Organisation does in raising funds for the Stillbirth Foundation and Red Nose Australia. She is passionate about helping others and feels this cause is not only vitally important, but one also very close to her heart.
Sydney 2 CAMberra is delighted to have the support of Senator Kristina Keneally.
“I am a proud advocate of the Sydney 2 CAMberra Ride and the incredible work they do to support families who have been touched by stillbirth, infant and child loss”.
It is a subject very close to her heart. After the devastating loss of her daughter Caroline to Stillbirth in 1999, Senator Keneally understands the intense grief and loss many parents and families experience through such personal tragedy.
In her first speech to the Australian Parliament in 2018, Senator Keneally highlighted the very real issue we have in Australia – the rate of stillbirths has not shifted for two decades: 2,200 babies are stillborn every year, 6 every day – and her own daughter Caroline, was one of them. She delivered a very heartfelt message: “Our daughter Caroline never drew breath, but she changed me forever. She enlarged my understanding of love and loss, and she taught me to survive. She made me brave, almost fearless.”
In March 2018, Senator Keneally was instrumental in having the Senate Select Committee Enquiry on Stillbirth Research and Education established.
Below are the brave and heart felt testimonials of some of our Sydney2CAMberra families. They share their experiences of Stillbirth and SIDS as well as their involvement with the Sydney2CAMberra rides. If you would like to share your story with us, we would love the hear from you.
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