Why? Well, it turns out that one of my work colleagues is participating in SuperCycle 2012.
What is this all about?
Most of us would know somebody who has been affected by cancer, whether it be ourselves, our family, our friends or one of our work mates. According to evidence, people in regional areas around the country have lower rates of survival from cancer than city folk.
A group of friends who all work in the superannuation funds around South Australia AND enjoy riding bikes around our beautiful state got together and said “We can do something about this!”
So they approached the Cancer Council of South Australia with the idea, arranged everything and set about press-ganging anyone listening into participating.
Consequently, the event is now a 1,000 kilometre charity event that will take the riders on a week-long trip around four wine-making areas, including the Spencer Gulf, the Southern Flinders Ranges and along the Murray River. Lots of beautiful parts of our beautiful state!
Why am I donating the framed photographs?
The group’s goal is to raise money and awareness of the accommodation services provided by Cancer Council SA to regional areas around the country.
To help my colleague raise as much money to support the Cancer Council, I volunteered three framed photographs from my collection that will be sold in a silent auction to the staff of my department. It just seemed like the natural thing to do.
But it has taken me a while to choose which works would sell highest in the auction!
Tonight I have made the final choices.
Check ‘em out:
They retail between $120 and $200 when bought framed from my Redbubble photo gallery, but I have no idea what they will sell for during the auction. I’ve got no idea when the results will be revealed, but I’ll be sure to let you all know!
PS. Some of you may notice that the article has changed quite radically from what was originally posted. This has happened at the request of the cyclist I am supporting.