Goal $1,800,000

Simon Lyons

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I completed the CEO challenge in 2017, and was incredibly impressed with the work done by all of the cyclists to help raise funds for Youth Focus. So this year I have taken a big leap and committed to undertaking the full 700km Hawaiian Ride for Youth.

Given that a year ago I didn't even own a bike and was not a cyclist a 700km ride is no easy feat! I have been belting out the kilometers in early morning training sessions with the team (up at 4:30 am, three or four times a week). So far I have done about 7000 km on the bike in training and lost >10kg. Hopefully I am ready for the big journey from Albany to Perth.

Youth Focus aims to understand young people and their difficulties within the broader context of their lives, including family, friends, school and their local community. This understanding acknowledges the effect of past experiences, the significance of current issues and circumstances, and the nature of adolescence as a life stage. By providing free, unlimited, professional counseling and other mental health services, Youth Focus helps young people overcome these issues. The Hawaiian Ride for Youth provides a critical amount of funding to support the great work that Youth Focus does to help save kids lives.

However without your support this is just a bike ride when it needs to be a fundraiser. If you would like to make a contribution to this very worthy cause, please head to this link:

All donations will go directly to Youth Focus and not one dollar is wasted. Every dollar helps to save a life that could otherwise be lost. All donations are tax deductible.



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Riding with team