Throughout January, South Australians are taking part in the Ride for a reason Distance Challenge to raise vital funds for South Australians impacted by cancer. Belinda Wood from Sarah Constructions shares their team’s reason for riding this year and why taking part in the Challenge was important to them.
Why did the Sarah’s decide to take part in Ride for a reason this year?
Sarah Constructions have several bike enthusiasts within the team which is matched by our whole organisations determination to make a difference to the lives of people impacted by cancer. These two key factors made it a simple evolution to be a part of something bigger than us all and was the driving force behind our reason to register. We have 12 riders taking part in the challenge and we’re incredibly proud of the whole organisations support to get behind the event this year.
What are your plans for Friday 28 January?
The Sarah A-Team are dedicated to riding 200kms on 28 January 2022 to support the many South Australians impacted by cancer, which is a pretty incredible achievement. We have 12 riders and two staff managing a support vehicle on the day, with the group setting off from Cancer Council SA’s new building site on Greenhill Road at 5.30am and planning to finish at the Victoria Park track around 4.30pm.
We’ve had incredible support from across the organisation, with a wide range of staff involved to ensure the team is well supported and have mapped our ride so we ride past some of our key project sites on the way. We’re also planning a pit stop in Balhannah for lunch where we will watch the pro’s take part in the Tour Down Under, all whilst kited up in our Ride for a Reason kit promoting the good work that Cancer Council SA do.
You’ve already raised over $14,000 – do you have any tips for other Ride for a reason fundraisers?
We know the fundraising takes a community of support and we are incredibly grateful to our village of consultants, subcontractors, suppliers and staff who have already donated funds and we hope to reach our $30,000 goal with less than one day to go.
All the money raised will support South Australians impacted by cancer – what does that mean to the Sarah’s team?
We have all been touched or know someone with cancer and it feels really good to be able to help Cancer Council SA support the South Australian community who are impacted by cancer in a meaningful way.
It’s a core value of Sarah’s to support the people we do business with and those communities we are afforded to work within, so it’s really our way of giving back.
What is your message to others Riding for a reason this January?
Good luck! Be safe on the roads and be proud of your efforts in supporting the Cancer Council SA their vision to be a cancer free future. And if you see us out on the road on Friday in our Cancer Council gear, be sure to give us a toot and a wave!
If you want to show your support for Sarah Constructions or any of the riders taking part in the January distance challenge visit the Ride for a reason website at here.
Sarah Constructions is proud to be the builders for Cancer Council SA’s new, integrated cancer building at 202 Greenhill Road Eastwood. For more information on the project visit the building website here.