CYCLISTS in this year’s QSuper Cardiac Challenge smashed the ball out of the park, raising more than $292,000 for cardiac services in FNQ.
Hosted by the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation, the event was able to be pulled together despite restrictions due to COVID-19, making the fundraising total reached all the more amazing.
Foundation CEO Tony Williamson said the funds raised were an incredible tribute to everyone involved.
“We had another generous donation from Mrs Joyce Swinton towards the event, but the individual fundraising was incredible,” Mr Williamson said.
“Taking her donation out of the equation, we calculated that the average funds raised per rider was $1692 which is an exceptional achievement,” he said.
“Our original goal of $175,000 was quite simply smashed out of the ball park and we are so grateful to everyone who went above and beyond with their fundraising.”
Congratulations to top fundraising individuals Antonia Quinn, Tony Nastasi and Nick Lyngcoln, and top fundraising teams Wheelie Good, Canardlys and CRC Cardiac Cruisers.