Peaks Challenge for Kath

By Chris O'Connor

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Peaks Challenge for Kath

On November 16th 2019, my sister Kath lost her battle with Ovarian cancer - she was only 45. 

Over the previous five years, she endured a hysterectomy, chemotherapy, radiation, remission, relapse, spinal surgery (resulting in her last 6 months in a wheelchair), as well as a brain tumour, that ultimately took her from us. 

I had initially set myself a big challenge to raise money for a 'hand-control' car, for more independence, and mobility, with her being in a wheelchair.  

I still have the same big challenge, but now it's a tribute to her, and the amazing life she led.

On March 8th, I'm participating in the 'Three Peaks Challenge' bike ride, being held at Falls Creek.   For non-cyclists, it's best described as a "day" in the Tour De France.    For cyclists, you'll understand what I'm faced with, as it's a ride of 235km - and 4000m of climbing.   Neither of these, I've done before.

As a perspective on the event, there is a 13 hour cut-off window.   I'll hopefully do it in less than 12 hours.

https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/rides-and-events/peaks-challenge/

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Please support my efforts, and ensure that this 'tribute' to Kath is something that will help support the Cancer Council in their mission for a cancer free future.

Because 1 in 2 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, I’m putting my body to the test to raise funds and show my support.     

I can surely put my body to the test for only 12 hours - Kath did it for 5 years.

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Please sponsor me to support cancer research and provide vital services for Australians living with cancer.

Thank you for your generous donation. Together, we can free the future from cancer.

Thank you to my Supporters

$230

Liz Denniston

You're awesome Chris. I know Kath will be with you all the way xxx

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Andy N

It's going to be a wonderful, emotional tribute to her Chris. Unfortunate that you have to do it with Ben, but, you know, he's trying as well. Trying being the operative word.

$104

Phillip Healey

Go Chris

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Dancol

I was very sad to read your post. All the best Chris.

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David Parlby

I’ve got full faith you’ll smash this Chris. You’re a great guy for doing this in memory of your sister.

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Redline Two P/l

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Pookie

E'Connor will smash it. Enjoy the adventure.

$104

Alex And Rachel

$100

Chris O'connor

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Elaine Van Bergen

Good luck with the ride for an excellent cause.

$52

Emma Pryce-baxter

An amazing tribute to your sister Chris and a challenge and a half of a ride! Best of luck with it.

$52

Mark & Yvette

So proud of you!! She’s got your back on this and will push you up every climb.

$52

Andrew Bailey

Good luck Chris

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Kirk

All the best Chris, a very fitting tribute and cause. I look forward to watching you drop us on our next ride now you have become a climber.

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Rohan Charrett

Good Lick Chris. This is an epic way to raise money and celebrate Kath’s life

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Anonymous

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Wassenberg Family

Well done Coach Chris, we wish you all the very best on your ride. Enjoy the elevation. An amazing tribute to your sister.

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David Biggs

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Anonymous

Amazing work Chris! Good luck!

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Anthony Mann

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Amelia

I have no doubt you’ll do an amazing job! Rock on Mr O’Conner 🤘

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Ironwill Coaching

All the best for your massive endeavour!

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Justin Benson

Ride well Chris We at Team Bicycle Network will be with you around the course. Enjoy the day, it's a spectacular ride, which is what brings us back year after year, and helping riders like yourself is our inspiration. Cheers Justin

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Tracy Cook

Good luck x

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Shuen

Good luck Chris! We at AF will be cheering you on!