Ride to Recovery

Friday 20 April 2018

6.00am to 6.00pm

Keep the wheels spinning for 12 hours and make a real difference to the lives of our patients.

Last year our dedicated hospital staff raised $30,000, impacting the lives of thousands of patients across Victoria. This year we are inviting all Victorians to join in our 12 hour Ride to Recovery challenge and raise money in support  of ground breaking medical research  that can saves lives

Every dollar raised from the Ride will go towards the  many pioneering medical research programs at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. Our researchers will help to find new and better treatments for the benefit of patients, not just in Melbourne, but worldwide.

Pop an exercise bike in your town, school, building, office or store. Invite the staff to sign up for a half hour time slot between 6am to 6.pm and keep the wheels spinning whilst raising funds for much needed medical research. Alternatively, come ride with the hospital staff at The Royal Melbourne Hospital – we’re a competitive bunch!

This is true team work, working together to make an extraordinary impact..."little by many makes a big difference”.

Don’t have a bike? No problem! We can provide it for you.

WHEN

• Friday 20th April, 2018
• Commences 6:00am
• Concludes 6:00pm

COST

• Registration Fee of $20 
• Commit to raising as much as you can - every $ counts.

WHERE

• The Royal Melbourne Hospital, 300 Grattan Street, Parkville, 3050
• Event location: Main Foyer

Or, at a location chosen by YOU

WHAT’S INVOLVED?

• Each participant will ride a stationary bike for 30 minutes during their chosen ride time
• Once you have completed 30 minutes, the next participant will commence their ride

PRIZES

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 riders (distance travelled) AND top 3 fundraisers

Fundraising Target

• Our fundraising target is $50,000
• Every single dollar raised changes a life

REGISTRATION

• Select your preferred ride time
• Set your fundraising goal (go on, be amibitous)
• Send your fundraising page to family, friends and colleagues and ask them to donate
• If you are unable to attend or participate, you must contact the Royal Melbourne Hospital Foundation within 24 hours to ensure a replacement participant can be secured. Please phone 03 9342 7111

CAN’T MAKE IT ON THE DAY?

You can sponsor a rider to help us reach our $50,000 goal.

If you work at the RMH, contact Rosalba Renzella for information regarding your registration fee.

Rosalba Renzella at rosalba.renzella@mh.org.au or 0412 826 822.

The Royal Melbourne Hospital Foundation

The Royal Melbourne Hospital was Victoria's first hospital and continues today to provide medical care to the people of Victoria 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The on-going support of all of you, our hard working Fundraising Hero’s, is essential to enable The Royal Melbourne Hospital to provide the best possible health services and care for our community.

Your support makes a significant difference. Patients and staff at The Royal Melbourne Hospital are truly grateful for your generous efforts.

To find out more please visit www.thermh.org.au
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Matthew Keenan - Tour de France commentator

The Royal Melbourne Hospital is a place you never want to use but are eternally grateful if you do. 

After a crash, while cycling, in March 2009 I was airlifted to the Royal Melbourne Hospital. They put my face back together, with 65 stitches, and nursed me back to health as I recovered from fracturing my occipital condyle.                          

I'd never heard of this bone before, and on discovering that it's at the base of the skull connecting with the first vertebra, I was thankful it was minor fracture and relieved to be in such good hands.  

A key part of my recovery was getting back on a stationary bike, with a neck brace on, and in April I'll be Riding to Recover to give a little back.


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