Another edition of the Connor’s Erg Challenge at the Euroa Gym has been held with more than $50,000 raised for brain cancer research.
Scores of locals turned out to rack up the target of 1000km across the gym’s rowing machines to raise awareness and important funding for brain cancer research.
The event grew exponentially off the back of last year’s success with local MP, Annabelle Cleeland, attributing this to the powerful advocacy of Dustin Perry.
“Dustin is an absolute inspiration, driving this event and raising an incredible amount for brain cancer research,” Ms Cleeland said.
“He is incredibly passionate and has had some amazing support from the community and the Euroa Gym.
“To see so many locals sweating it out on the rowing machines for such a great cause is amazing.
“I was inspired by Chelsea, and her powerful mother, Tracey. Chelsea is now in remission thanks in no small part to the work of the Robert Connor Dawes Foundation.”
Ms Cleeland said the research and development focus of the Robert Connor Dawes Foundation was delivering tangible outcomes.
“The funding raised today will go straight into research and looking for ways to treat brain cancer and achieve greater outcomes for patients,” Ms Cleeland said.
“Through Dustin and the CRD Foundation’s work we have seen young Chelsea directly benefit from this research and expertise.
“While my rowing might not have been the greatest, holding the record for the slowest km, this is an event I encourage everyone to put in their calendars next year, jump on a machine and raise crucial funds for brain cancer research.”