Kareena Private Hospital
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Charity ride


Kareena Private Rides for Cancer Charity

Feb 28, 2012

Three employees of Kareena Private Hospital, and the Practice Manager of the Orthopaedic Centre recently cycled six hours in the 2012 Short Circuit Cancer Charity mountain bike relay.

Sponsored by Kareena Private and the Orthocentre, the team are currently the top fundraising team and are proud to have raised over $3800 for cancer research.

The Short Circuit Cancer event was first held in February 2011 and raised an incredible $30,000. This is the first year a Ramsay team has entered the charity bike ride with the event reaching its goal of a raising over $40,000 from the event.

Based on the Relay for Life concept, Short Circuit Cancer saw the Sutherland Shire community band together and actively take part in raising funds and awareness for the Cancer Council.
Over 6 hours, Jo Griffiths, Kobi Gilmore, Michelle McDonnell and Catherine Chapman endured the harsh mountain bike tracks through the Royal National Park.

Despite some team members minimal experience in bike riding the team pulled together and finished the 6 hour mountain bike relay in good condition.

The team couldn’t have cycled the 126 kilometres without Dr Allen Turnbull from the Orthocentre, who made a guest appearance just in time to complete the last leg of the relay.

“The event was fantastic, and the support we received in our fundraising efforts from everyone at Kareena Private was overwhelming. We wanted to show how passionate we were about supporting cancer research and take a proactive approach to the fight against cancer. A special thankyou to everyone who donated, especially the Doctors from the Orthopaedic Centre who made a substantial donation to the team and encouraged our efforts to support cancer charity.”

The six hour mountain bike relay was organised by Cancer Council NSW, a community funded community focused cancer charity dedicated to the defeat of cancer.