St George and Sutherland Medical Research Foundation

Fifth annual Michael Tynan Challenge takes place

The 2020 Michael Tynan Challenge took place on Saturday 24th October once again featuring the 26 kilometre walk on the Coast Track through Royal National Park from Otford to Bundeena.
SSMRF directors, staff, joined the 200 + walkers who took to the difficult track to raise funds and awareness for SSMRF and UOW medical research.

Along the way walkers enjoyed coastal lookouts, swimming spots, seasonal wildflowers and whale watching, supported with nourishment and first aid by volunteers at checkpoints along the track.
This year due to COVID-19 another option, a “virtual challenge” was offered to participants, encouraging them to walk, run, ride or swim at their own pace to reach their personal goal of 30 kilometres during October.

Agents from Ray White Sutherland Shire were among those involved in the virtual challenge, participating in the “Walk to Work” event held on October 22.

Ray White Sutherland Shire principal Matt Debreczeni said, “One of the realities of a career in real estate is that Saturday is a working day with auctions, inspections and negotiations.
The Drive & Scooter Challenge on October 17, in which participants drive or ride from Sydney to the South Coast, supporting not only local medical research but also fire affected communities.

Drivers were provided with a Jeep Empty Esky – a national tourism movement founded earlier this year to encourage Australians to embark on a road trip to fire-affected towns, supporting communities by filling an empty Esky with local produce and goods from small businesses.

The St George and Sutherland Medical Research Foundation would like to thank Madeline Tynan and Tynan Motors for once again hosting a spectacular event and helping to raise funds and awareness for medical research.

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