2019 Chain Reaction Women’s 300 Challenge a huge boost for sick kids

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From 11-13 October 39 female business executives will cycle 350 kilometres in a bid to raise in excess of $350,000 for major charity partners AEIOU Foundation and the Mater Foundation.

The ‘Sisters of the Saddle’ depart from Glass House Mountain on Friday and will negotiate South East Queensland’s spectacular hinterlands on the way to Twin Waters. Day 2 presents a tough physical and mental challenge with a 135km loop around the Sunshine Coast, including Noosa, before clocking up another 136km on Sunday to finish at the new state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Brisbane dealership at Breakfast Creek Wharf. 

Besides setting aside three months to train, riders must honour a commitment to utilise their business networks to deliver sponsors and generate donations to meet the event target.  Each rider is required to make a significant upfront donation to join the challenge, and then individually raise a minimum of $3,000 to round out their fundraising efforts.

Chain Reaction CEO, John Ward, explains the benefits of being involved; 

“The whole concept has proven highly successful for over a decade and demonstrates individuals and organisations want to do more and be a part of something more rewarding than simply writing a cheque.” 

Corporate teams involved in this year’s event include Wintergarden - ISPT, Dexus, Hutchinson Builders, Lago Cold Stores and ATG - Grow Medical. 

“Besides the satisfaction of giving back to the community and sense of physical achievement, riders can improve their corporate connections whilst organisations have opportunity to enhance staff engagement, corporate social responsibility and business networking and development,” adds John.

Chain Reaction’s two Women’s 300 charity partners, AEIOU Foundation and the Mater Foundation, will each receive a significant donation towards the essential services they provide children with autism and critically ill babies.

AEIOU will utilise this event’s funds to refurbish and fit out its Toowoomba centre. To date Chain Reaction has donated almost $2.3 million to AEIOU for their tremendous early intervention programs which transform the life trajectory of children with autism, as well as providing much needed support for parents.

Minor beneficiary, the Mater Foundation, will receive funds towards purchasing an in-hospital shuttle to safely and easily transport critically ill babies to theatre, thus significantly reducing the risk of serious clinical problems.

To find out more about the Women’s 300 Chain Reaction Challenge or to make a donation to support sick kids, please visit: https://www.chain-reaction.org.au/2019w300
Chain Reaction Challenge Foundation is a registered charitable organisation with the ACNC.
 

 
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