Fundraising set in Paralympian’s sights

Elite Triathlete Brant Garvey combined his love for pushing the extreme with his generous spirit to raise money for the children at Princess Margaret Hospital this past November.

Garvey participated in an event called the Great Southern Crossing, a virtual cycling challenge which had a target of 5200km’s, the equivalent of riding from Perth to Brisbane.

As part of a larger collective of riders, Brant helped raise over $8600 for PMH Foundation, not to mention a large amount of sore legs.

It was a personal cause for Brant, whose younger sister was cared for at PMH after being diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma when she was 14.

“My sister had cancer three times from when she was 14 through to the age of 22, and it’s only recently that she’s had her last check-up and got the all clear,” he said before the ride.

“Ewing’s Sarcoma is a cancer which mostly affects children, it started in her hip and she had radiotherapy and chemotherapy to treat it, but then it spread to her lung, and then to her spine. So she spent a lot of time on the oncology ward 3B at PMH, which is why I’m fundraising for PMH Foundation.”

Having just come out of his off-season, Garvey joined the Great Southern Crossing as part of his preparation to compete at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.

We are enormously grateful to Brant and his team for joining the Great Southern Crossing to support PMH Foundation. It’s no small undertaking to clock up more than 5000km over the course of a month and we wish him all the best for his preparations for Rio!

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