Monday, 29 August 2011

A 42km Wet Lap Skateathon for Diabetes research

This is Jordan, his brother and his friends (and me and Dave).
Here's a note from his Everyday Hero page:

"As most of you know my brother Tyler is and has been Type 1 Diabetic since he was 2 years old. He needs approximately 5 finger tests and 3 injections daily just to stay alive.
A cure for him and many others living with this condition would be amazing so I have got together with a few of my mates to skate 42kms on August 27th to raise money for JDRF. (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
Please give as much or as little as you can to support this cause.
Any amount is greatly appreciated.

Thank You

Jordan :)"

We gave them free team tshirts and they set off from our Caloundra store to skate to our Maroochydore store and back again, a total of 42kms in the rain which can make any long skate more tiresome and dangerous. Clarkson would definitely have called it a Very Wet lap. Some of them had not even been skating very long at all, I'm sure their calf muscles have really been giving it to them since! The attitude of these guys really touched me and I would love to encourage you guys to give them a big well done in the form of a donation towards their target of $3000.

Here's the link:


Jordan's brother Tyler gives the starting orders

Off in the rain... first slide out was at the first corner...

Halfway at Boardstore Maroochydore - Jordan's in the green helmet in the centre

Arriving back at Caloundra "agh my thighs!"

Finished! Tyler and Jordan stoked as. How did that dude on the right stay dry?!

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