This Saturday (17th March) starting at 2pm there will be a charity ride, around Lake Burley Griffin to raise awareness of organ donation, in memory of a David Bland – a thriving 14 yr old boy who died tragically in 2006 and was one of only 4 child organ donors in Victoria that year. This event is an ACT counterpart of the David Bland Ride for Life being held in Melbourne. The ride starts at the mouth of Sullivan’s Creek (ANU side) and is heading clockwise around the lake. All are welcome to participate.
If you’d like to take part, please visit http://www.davidbland.com.au/ride.html to register and make a donation (also make a note that you’re riding in Canberra, and not in Melbourne). Wear an orange shirt if you have one. Please contact Dave Pretty via firstname.lastname@example.org so he knows you are coming so we don’t leave without you.
We hope you can participate in this important event and help raise awareness of the importance and benefits of organ donation, particularly amongst families and their children. For more information about organ donation, visit Australian’s Donate.