2012 what’s on the horizon…

2012 is the year of consolidation for ride4acure.  A time to frankly and strategically look at our achievements, challenges and hopes so that after three years, take a good look at where we’ve been and where we’re going!  I have the passion and drive  to keep growing the education and awareness side of ride4acure through developing resources that help raise awareness of skin cancer and melanoma. And of course to continue to fundraise for the Hannah Rose Melanoma Research Fund (raising to date over $107 000)  that is targeting research into adolescent and young adult melanoma  under the awesome direction of Professor Grant McArthur from PeterMac (check out the Sixty Minutes video from 2009 highlighting some of Grants research and clinical trials -Grant was Hannah’s doctor at PeterMac. )

I have goals to develop ‘Mela-What?’ (the multi-media presentation I created early 2009 that has now been seen by over 22 000 people)  and to  launch it online as a resource for schools and communities to access. Stage 1 of ‘Mela-What? Online’  will hopefully be ready to go live next month.  I have been working toward this throughout 2011 with the support of a NSW Cancer Council small grant, and the profession expertise of a multi-media company called TRaMS & SMaRT: Training Resource and Mult Media Studio Pty Ltd,   It is only with the generosity of these donations that this project has been made possible.

Other news is that Esther and I have both been inducted into the Long Riders Guild (an international equestrian association that acknowledges the efforts of horse riders undertaking continuous journey’s of over a thousand miles (1600kms +)  anywhere in the world, Esther for her 4700km journey from East to West from Crescent Head NSW to Perth WA in 2011, and myself for my solo pack horse trek in 2010 from Willawarrin (30kms west Kempsey) to Melbourne VIC 1860kms.



3 Responses to “2012 what’s on the horizon…”

  1. mark Says:

    All of these goals are fantastic & achievable go Maura this is your year.

  2. kerri Says:

    Keep up the good fight Esther and Maura. I love reading your blogs. My news is Ive been seconded to work with NSW Health in Organ and tissue Donation Awareness. I start in a few weeks.-after I sort out my replacement here for 12 months. Maybe our paths will cross out west!
    Kerri Argent

  3. Fred McGrady Says:

    This woman & her family members are truely inspirational to all Australians for what they have achieved… preserveing the preciuos lives of others.

    Love to catch up again, one day.

    Mob: 0439 147 521

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