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Super mum in Sea 2 Summit Challenge

 

Lisa Robinson will be riding in the Sea 2 Summit Challenge for RedkiteLisa Robinson is no ordinary Mum.

Not only is she dealing with her daughter’s cancer diagnosis and working as a full time doctor, Lisa is also training for the Sea 2 Summit Challenge, one of Australia’s iconic cycling events, to raise funds for Redkite.

Covering 248km and climbing 5500 metres, from sea level at Merimbula’s coastline to Mt Kosciuszko, the highest point in Australia, the Sea 2 Summit challenge starting on 20 March, 2010 will be no easy feat. However, Lisa is determined to get the top.

“It has been a difficult time for my family. My daughter, Zoe, now 8, was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2008. However, since treatment, Zoe is doing well and is back at school so I am really excited about taking part in this event.

“I have cycled professionally and have represented Australia overseas but it has been 10 years since I have competed and done any serious training – I just haven’t had the time due to studying for my medical degree, looking after my two children, and now working full time - but I am really looking forward to getting fit and healthy again.

“Redkite provided my family with essential items and information at the time of Zoe’s diagnosis so riding in the Sea 2 Summit Challenge will be a rewarding way to help Redkite and other families going through childhood cancer.”

Lisa’s husband Paul, who is also a doctor, will be volunteering at the Sea 2 Summit Challenge as the event doctor to support his wife and the other 48 riders. 

Sea 2 Summit Founder Damian Heman is thrilled to have Lisa and Paul involved. 

“Put in to perspective, this cycling event is tougher than many mountain stages of the Tour de France so it’s a privilege to be able to provide people like Lisa with the opportunity to take part in a life enhancing event which at the same time provides support to families in real need,” he says.

Starting in 2006, the Sea 2 Summit challenge has raised almost $150,000 for Redkite to provide families experiencing childhood cancer with real and practical emotional, financial and educational support - at a time when they need it most.

The event has received invaluable support from numerous corporate and personal sponsors, without whom, the event would not be possible. Sponsors for the event include Quattro Innovation Group, Carrington, Body Torque, Verofit, Cycling Australia, and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (Kosciuszko).