Scott’s dream ride to help kids with heart disease

(20/1/2011)

In September 2011, Scott Hobbs will be cycling from Perth to Sydney on a designated route to raise funds, support and awareness of congenital heart disease. This has been a dream of his for some time.

HeartKids NSW, an organisation supporting families and individuals affected by congenital heart disease, is the charity of Scott’s choice. Scott hopes that his endeavours will assist HeartKids NSW with their vision of ‘Life unaffected by Childhood Heart Disease’ .
 
Every day 6 children are born in Australia with some form of congenital heart disease, and many thousands are living with this tragic condition. Scott has worked as a cardiac technician for the last 8 years both in Australia and overseas. During this time he has been a part of many rewarding cases, but has also witnessed the potential tragedies of heart disease. 

 Everyone’s support means not only a great deal to Scott, but the world to those individuals and families affected by congenital heart disease in Australia.
 
Scott’s journey is scheduled for mid September 2011, commencing in Perth and finishing some 6000 kilometres and 2 months later in Sydney.
 
Scott has dubbed this adventure ‘Heroes for Hearts’ and is planning to cycle a significant part of the journey dressed as a super hero. Scott says, “I love a challenge and cycling across Australia is certainly my biggest yet. I hope that my efforts can in some way inspire others to attempt similar feats to help HeartKids NSW achieve their vision of ‘Life unaffected by Childhood Heart Disease.’”
 
Sara will support Scott’s quest and will be joining the ‘Heroes for Hearts’ journey in Queensland.

Scott’s Itinerary
Perth (WA) – Wednesday 21st September 2011
Kalgoorlie (WA) – Date TBC
Port Augusta (SA) – Date TBC
Adelaide (SA) – Date TBC
Orange (NSW) – Date TBC
Tamworth (NSW) – Date TBC
Brisbane (QLD) – Date TBC
Gold Coast (QLD) – Date TBC
Grafton (NSW) – Date TBC
Coffs Harbour (NSW) – Date TBC
Port Macquarie (NSW) – Date TBC
Sydney (NSW) – Mid/Late November 2011

The map of the cycle route Scott will be taking.

Support Scott and visit the website www.heroesforhearts.com