The dedicated team members of Allsports Physiotherapy are off for the 2020 New Zealand Smiddy Challenge to help raise vital funds for cancer research. Healthia and Allsports Director Tony Ganter will be joined by Kieren Egan and Sam Wood for the 5 day challenge, which is set to run from Wanaka to Christchurch covering a total of 700km.
Before leaving for the ride, Allsports Physiotherapy Wellington Point physiotherapist, Kieren Egan, told her story and why Smiling for Smiddy is so important to her.
Tony Ganter has been linked with Smiling for Smiddy since the first ride back in 2006, and believes that it is a privilege and honour for staff to continue to show their support for an organisation doing so much for cancer research.
“It’s a sport we’re passionate about, where our health professionals can make a real difference and also, the fact that Adam Smiddy was a physio ties in neatly and resonates with many of our staff members,” Tony said.
“They’re physios themselves and (like Adam) they’ve all been 26 years old. Now they’re maybe 36, so I’m sure they look back at those 10 years that Adam didn’t get and know how lucky they are.
“Plus, a few of them get hooked on the excitement of the event and end up competing the following year and then volunteering back in the Smiddy tent after they finish.”
Allsports Physiotherapy looks forward to raising more money for this wonderful cause that is taking great strides to raise funds for cancer research.