$79,936.03Funds Raised so Far
To our valued Sydney2CAMberra Community,
With the implications of hosting an event in this current COVID pandemic, we have opted this year to host a virtual event for all riders and volunteers of the 2020 ride.
The Sydney2Camberra Virtual Event will be held throughout the weekend of Saturday September 12th and Sunday September 13th.
Our goal is for riders and volunteers to ride, run and walk as a group 10,857km, over 1 weekend. If each rider does a minimum of 140km over the weekend we will easily achieve our goal.
You might ask why this number; it is a fair bit further than the distance from Sydney to Camberra?
We wanted to make sure this year’s event is still a significant event that will honour the training and fundraising undertaken for all our riders and volunteers, and the amazing efforts of our community over the last 9 years. From 1989 to 2018, the rate of SUDI deaths in Australia has decreased by 85% – equating to 10,857 babies saved since risk reduction campaigns were introduced (click here to find out more).
Our Sydney2Camberra community can help save even more lives with our continued efforts and fundraising.
Click here to visit our 2020 Virtual Event page for details on how you can participate. Please also let your donors know that you might not be riding to Canberra but have a new challenge instead!
Thank you for all of your continued support.
Your Sydney 2 CAMberra Board and Committee
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 by riders will be donated to The Stillbirth Foundation Australia, Red Nose (formerly SIDS & Kids) and other reputable charities to help support those in need.
Our 2020 Sydney2CAMberra Virtual Event will include our riders and volunteers riding, running and walking 10,857 kms together over the weekend of Saturday 12th September and Sunday 13th September.
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 recently 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.
We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Craig Alexander OAM, as our newest Ambassador.
Craig is a 5-time World Triathlon Champion and 10-time Australian Triathlon Champion.
Husband to Neri, and Father to 3 children: Lucy, Austin and Lani – Craig is first and foremost a family man and is passionate about helping others.
He is proud to support the great work the Sydney 2 CAMberra Organisation does in raising funds for the Stillbirth Foundation and Red Nose Australia.
We welcome Craig as our newest Ambassador and thank him for his time and support as we collaborate on an exciting 2019 for Sydney 2 CAMberra.
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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