Scott Carpenter

Challenge South Australia

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On this day, 18th January 2023, I stood at 3832m under Cristo Redentor de los Andes (Christ the Redemer Statue) at the Uspallata Pass on the border of Chile and Argentina – Day 2 of a 9 day, 1760km ride from Valparaiso, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina. For me, 2023 was about ticking off some personal goals on the bike.

2024 is about helping others and I need your support!

In March this year, I am taking on the Smiling for Smiddy South Australia Challenge with 70 other committed Smiddy riders and road crew to raise critically needed funds to support cancer research. Cycling 670 km and more than 7000 m in climbing over five days. While the physical challenge may not be quite the same as last year’s South American one, the motivation is greater - TO RAISE MONEY AND CURE CANCER!!

Why I chose to ride with Mater Smiling for Smiddy. To THANK, HONOUR, SUPPORT and CURE!

To thank Mater: In 2019 I rode from Townsville to Brisbane to thank The Mater Hospital in their efforts to cure my daughter Paris, who I can confirm is now living her best life and achieving goals we once thought were dreams.

To remember and honour friends who have lost their battle: In 2018, I rode around Tasmania in memory of my mate Tone and Uncle Glynn. On the 16th October 2021 my wife and I lost one of our dearest and closest friends Shelly. That’s her giving ‘the bird’ to cancer! Probably not the photo she would chose but it’s the photo I’ll have stuck to my bike during the ride to remind me that no matter the pain and suffering I’m feeling, it’s nothing compared to the fight she put up.

To support those currently fighting: Just this week, we have received the devastating news that someone extremely dear to our hearts and daily life has been diagnosed with cancer and is up for the battle of her life. Unfortunately, it’s becoming a long list, and we all have our stories.

To Find a cure: One of the Smiddy riders is Professor Brian Gabrielli, who heads up the research at Mater and saddles up to do the km’s and raise funds alongside us. These are his words;

With the support you have already provided us, my laboratory is developing a new drug treatment that we are hoping to have in clinical trial in 2024 for ovarian cancer.  This will be a first in human trial for our novel combination therapy for a cancer that has few effective treatments.  It will be run from Mater hospital in Brisbane. If it is successful, we will take it into trial for melanoma soon after. This has the potential to make a real difference in patients who are currently without a viable treatment option.  You will also be supporting the research of my colleagues at Mater Research in developing new diagnostics and treatments for ovarian, breast and pancreatic cancers.  We have a great opportunity a big impact on the suffering a lot of families in Queensland, Australia and across the world. 

So, this is what I need you to do for me:

My goal is to raise $5,000.00 in the next month! All I need is 100 people to donate $50.00 each. 50 Bucks! No more but no less!

So PLEASE, click on the DONATE button now and donate $50 bucks! I’ve started the ball rolling now, over to you!

 

Together, we can help to give more families more time together; to make more memories. 

My Achievements

Thank you to my Sponsors

$105.50

Fleur And Jeff Anning

Go Scott!! Love your work :)

$105.50

Bob & Lois Carpenter

Good onya Scotty! Hopr this helps. Dad and Mum

$68.58

Sam Colman

Go the salty dogs

$211

Andrew Hedley

Very worthwhile cause mate, good luck and ride strong 👊

$52.75

Carolyn Bryant

Go Scotty

$200

Cindy Gilchrist

You are an inspiration my friend! Too many lost 😞 Good luck and watching from the west xxx

$105.50

Steve And Shantelle Hawker

Enjoy the ride Scott! Great cause!!

$105.50

North Coast Trophies

Good Luck Cuz xx

$52.75

Michael Wyatt

Well done mate💙

$68.58

Martin Castle

Hope you reach your target.

$52.75

Sarah Mortimore

So proud of you Scott x

$50

Adrian Judd

Nice one

$52.75

Craig Daniel

$158.25

Lugarno Partners Pl

$52.75

Suzy

Awesome Scott. Xx

$52.75

Crakers

Go you good thing

$52.75

Joni Tarantini

$58.02

Sheryl

$50

Westera Partners Pty Ltd

A great cause. Thank you and enjoy the ride

$105.50

Lisa White

good and amazing effort Scott

$105.50

Phillip Ryall

$68.58

Jerry & Maggie Collier

Go Scotty!!!!

$52.75

Emily Knight

$52.75

Anthony Mcnamara

Good work Scotty, enjoy the ride

$52.75

Alan & Alan

Good luck

$105.50

Nat And Phil

Well done Carpy 👏🏼👏🏼 our spirit is with you .

$52.75

Paul Haslam

$52.75

Neil Pollock

$50

John And Louise Arvier

'Onya Scott!

$50

Danny Willis

$52.75

Mark And Richelle Courtney

$50.50

Bill Scott

Onya Carpy!

$105.50

Wayne Greenland

Great cause mate, well done!

$52.75

Rick Simmons Oneup

best wishes

$52.75

Tim Richards

Love you man 🥰

$52.75

Luke Fitzgerald

Go get em scotty

$100

Tanya And Steve Devine

$50

Suzie Vdb

I lost my best friend and sister to cancer in 2022. Just tragic. This is close to my heart. Awesome work Scott. Cycle hard for those who can’t.

$105.50

Jono Champion

$52.75

Keith Franklin

$50

Allstate Partners

$158.25

Andrew Griffith

All best mate from Andrew Lachlan Harry we miss Michelle every single day mate

$52.75

Craig Teasdell

Great job Scotty the Carpenter!

$68.58

Chemane Huon

$52.75

Daniel Mena

$105.50

Wcs Engineering Pty Ltd

$50

Anonymous

A great cause Scott

$50

Scott Carpenter

I'll start!

$50

Ben Anderson

Smash it Carpy! #saltydogs

$105.50

Sharon Lee Buchanan

Great endeavor Scotty - for all those Dear to us and those you have never met but can help along their Cancer journey x

$52.75

Mossy

Good on ya Carpy

$68.58

Financing Property

Your a legend the big European Carp!! Enjoy mate

$105.50

Glitchy

You could be such a good MTB rider if you got rid of the Lycra!

$105.50

Kevin Conroy

$52.75

Flying Start

Awesome Carpie Great cause

$52.75

Architecture @ Altitude

$26.38

Bob Neale

Good for you Scott

$52.75

Ian Curnow

$211

Lois Carpenter

$52.75

Peter Wilson

$25

Jordan Randle

$105.50

Elizabeth And Gary Davidson

You’ll smash it - enjoy the ride and good luck with your fundraising target

$68.58

Karen Williams

All the best Scott..... Smiddy... one of the best

$52.75

Tim Slade

$52.75

Rory Curtis

Seeing my dream ride thru your efforts

$52.75

Prue King

Well done Scott, inspirational.

$50

Krista Page

Legend! Thank you for all you do 💙❤️