Salt Health Club – Pedal For Parkinson’s Charity Event Sets New Levels of Support
The Folks at SALT Health Club are really setting the pace in lifting awareness of Parkinson’s as well as raising funds. Last Saturday, 27 October, they hit the pedals once again. Here’s Wendy Young‘s update…
We had a wonderful time on Saturday hosting our Pedal for Parkinson’s Event in the Club.
Allan and Shirley Voss had a team each made up of family members. Shirley did a spectacular job getting the girl’s team off to a flying start and then bringing them on home. The Caloundra Weekly ran a story on Shirley and our last Event and they are keen to run a story on this one too. With entries, cash donations on the day and online donations made through our fundraising page this Event raised a total of $871.84. We have now reached a total of $2201.21 as shown on our Everyday Hero fundraising page.
An amazing effort and thank you to Allan and Shirley Voss for their inspirational leadership.
Event held at SALT Health Club: 9am – 11am Sat 27th October, 2018
An Incredible 664.6km’s was cranked out by 12 teams over 2 hours at Salt Health Club on Saturday 27th October for our first indoor Spin Bike Charity Event – Pedal for Parkinson’s. $871.84 was raised by this Event, bringing SALT’s fundraising total in support of our wonderful charity of choice Parkinson’s QLD Inc to $2201.82. We are now well on our way to achieving our $10,000 fundraising goal.
First Place was taken out by awesome foursome “The Mummies” Trudie Thompson, Kate Langford, Karen Booshand and Rommany Forrest who clocked up an impressive 62.8kms, closely followed by the “Sexy Legs” Trio of Emma Savage, Mel Donald and Emile Rutherford pumping out 62.2kms.
SALT Member and Parkinson’s battler Shirley Voss along with husband Allan also joined the Pedal by entering two teams “The Mighty Ducks” Captained by Shirley and her daughter in law and granddaughters Sharon, Sarah, Rachael and Tegan and “The Mighty Drakes” Captained by Allan and sons and grandson Shawn, Nick and Sam.
“The Mighty Ducks” were clearly the stronger riders with Shirley getting the girls off to a steady start and leading them home to a strong finish to ride an impressive 56.1kms in total. Shirley definitely hasn’t lost her competitive spirit from her Triathlon days.
Local band “The Coasters” donated their time and added to the feel good vibe of the day by playing motivating beats to keep our riders moving and supporters and spectators entertained.
SALT would like to thank all of the participants and sponsors who provided prizes and giveaways on the day.
“There was such a great vibe in the Club and riders had such a fabulous time that we have decided to make Pedal For Parkinson’s an Annual Event. We are expecting “The Mummies” to be back on their bike next year to defend their title and “Sexy Legs” to pedal a little harder to try and snatch it away from them. The “Mighty Drakes” might be out to prove a point too so that they’re not outdone by the “Ducks”.
Hosting Events like Pedal for Parkinson’s not only helps us raise money for Parkinson’s Queensland Inc. but it also helps raise awareness for Parkinson’s Disease. Over 70,000 Australians suffer from Parkinson’s Disease, with 17,000 of these being Queenslanders.
Shirley is such a great inspiration to all of us at SALT, a wonderful example of how exercise can benefit and help people cope better with not only Parkinson’s Disease but any type of illness, mentally and physically. Shirley lives by the famous “Just Do It” motto and clearly shows that at 75 years old she has plenty of GO left in her”.
If anyone would like to donate to SALT Health Club’s Fundraising Efforts for Parkinson’s Queensland Inc. simply go to SALT HEALTH CLUB and click on the Fundraising Link. This will take you directly to the SALT Everyday Hero Fundraising page.
You can also donate in the Club by purchasing raffle tickets for your chance to win a 12 Month, 6 Month or 3 Month SALT Membership. Raffle Drawn late December.
Thank you to Wendy and Rick Young and their superb team at SALT.