Every year The Common Good hosts the Cycle of Giving; a cycling event to raise funds for organ transplant research. The Prince Charles Hospital is one of the leading organ and tissue transplant facilities in Australia, and every dollar raised through the Cycle of Giving goes to supporting cutting edge organ transplant research at the facility. With registration costs starting at $40, $70 & $80 you can participate in a 25, 65 or 100 kilometre ride on the 5th of March 2017.
The ride starts from Landsborough, Caboolture or Redcliffe, and thanks to our friends at Queensland Rail there will be a special charter train to take participants from Brisbane to their starting points.
Funds raised in this year’s Cycle of Giving will help identify new technologies and treatments to bridge the gap to transplant, along with ways of making more donated organs viable for transplant.Register Donate to a Participant or Team Event Information
Every breath we take is a gift. This one. This one. Even this one. You might not realise how lucky you are; currently in Australia, 1 in 10 people have a lung disease that can make breathing difficult. Every breath can be a challenge. Of the millions of Australians affected by some sort of lung disease, nearly 200 at any one time could be waiting for life-saving lung transplant surgery, and plenty more need to be put on the waiting list.
This year, funds raised from the Cycle of Giving will be powering the important work of young scientist Kenneth Sinclair. His current research looks how stem cells can be utilized to repair damaged lungs and create new ones for use in transplant. His research is crucial; for every day these 200 or so patients are waiting, their chance of living decreases. Ken says his research is about bridging the gap between what we have and what we need to make these people healthy again. Get involved with the Cycle of Giving to help raise funds for this important research. You can read more about his project here.