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Andrew Schy
Amount Raised
$12,200.72
Fundraising Goal $13,000.00

My Message

Smiling for Smiddy is a campaign dedicated to fighting cancer and funding cancer research, in its own, very unique way. Every year, since 2006, Smiling for Smiddy fundraisers participate in cycling and triathlon events across Qld and Australia, so far raising over $7 million for cancer research at Mater.

That $7million has gone towards research into improved cancer detection and diagnostic tools, projects already improving treatment options and outcomes for cancer patients, and additional support and care services for people living with cancer.

This fundraising campaign began as a memorial ride for a mate, Adam Smiddy, who lost his battle with melanoma cancer at the age of 26, and has grown into the annual event we know today.

I have decided to take on the 2018 challenge, which will see me team with 50 riders and support crew, and travel from Brisbane to Townville, covering a mammoth 1600 kilometers, over 9 days.

Though I’ve been an avid rider for the last few years, my training schedule has ramped up since signing up for Smiling for Smiddy, and my 150k a week routine will now extend to 300k a week, and set to grow.

I participated in the Ride to Conquer Cancer a few years ago, completing a 2 day, 200k round trip from Brisbane to the Gold Coast. A far cry from the 1600k I face in the coming months.

But this ride isn’t just about the physical challenge.

My brother Brett was diagnosed with Cancer 2 years ago, and after a valiant fight, he has seen a recent reemergence of the disease.

Feeling pretty helpless, I see this ride as a way I can contribute, and help in the fight against this indiscriminate enemy, that has struck far too many of my family and friends.

The goal to participate is $5000, but I am keen to raise as much as I possibly can, and will be holding raffles, sausage sizzles, and sourcing community and individual donations, before the big ride, which kicks off on August 24th, and wraps up on September 1st.

The ride will take us through the back roads of Qld, stopping in on many little towns along the way to spread awareness and share sun safe tips and tricks.

I understand it’s going to be tough. Very tough, but know that it’s nothing on the challenge that people like my brother face, every day.

I have the full support of my family, wife Amanda, and sons Matthew, CJ and Benny who will be cheering me on along the way, and meet the team in Townsville on our return.

http://www.fundraiseformater.org.au/andyssmiddy2018

Andrew Schy

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My Supporters (53)

Rebecca & Stephen Black donated $107.00
Aug 31, 2018 9:04 PM
Shane Brandenburg donated $70.00
Aug 29, 2018 8:07 PM
Ebby left a message
Aug 27, 2018 10:39 PM
Good luck mate. Hope the miles aren't hurting too much.
Andrew Ebb donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 27, 2018 10:38 PM
Mitch Grieshaber donated $107.00
Aug 27, 2018 1:01 PM
Toby Hower donated $100.00
Aug 25, 2018 7:05 PM
Charmaine Snelling donated $12.50
Aug 24, 2018 7:30 AM
James Frisch donated $215.00
Aug 21, 2018 9:16 AM
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Aug 21, 2018 9:15 AM
Gama left a message
Aug 20, 2018 2:32 PM
For a worthy cause Andrew, well done.
Gama Gamato donated $50.00
Aug 20, 2018 2:31 PM
Bev Enright left a message
Aug 20, 2018 12:51 PM
Well said Andrew all the Best in your Ride against Cancer
Robert Smith donated $100.00
Aug 20, 2018 8:26 AM
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Aug 20, 2018 6:58 AM
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Aug 19, 2018 4:31 PM
Racheal Kling donated $5.00
Aug 18, 2018 2:02 PM
Andrew Schy donated $418.50
Aug 9, 2018 10:24 AM
Marylyn Jewell donated $2.50
Aug 5, 2018 9:15 AM
Emma Nauschutz donated $20.00
Jul 28, 2018 7:07 AM
Kathy Hawkins donated $100.00
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Sharyn Stallman donated $200.00
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Greg McKay donated $12.50
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Trent Attard donated $59.00
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Geoffrey Ney donated $217.50
Jun 1, 2018 6:33 PM
Ney Ney left a message
Jun 1, 2018 6:28 PM
Legend
Geoffrey Ney donated $807.00
Jun 1, 2018 6:27 PM
Andrew Schy donated $2,314.00
Jun 1, 2018 2:28 PM
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May 1, 2018 8:25 PM
Sharyn Bunt left a message
Apr 24, 2018 3:07 PM
Good luck with the ride Andrew - I know Brett will be egging you from the sideline :)
Sharyn Bunt donated $100.00
Apr 24, 2018 3:06 PM
Linda Langridge donated $59.00
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Tina Daniel donated $100.00
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