Whitsundays Kayak Challenge for MND

16 Aug 2021

Location: The tour will leave from Airlie Beach (first night accommodation in Airlie Beach provided) and you will kayak the  Whitsunday Islands over four days and three nights before returning back to Airlie Beach where you will again be accommodated on your final night (total six nights).

Challenge yourself to kayak around the Whitsunday Islands and get sponsored and raise vital funds to support families impacted by Motor Neurone Disease in Queensland.

A limit of ten participants will get the chance to paddle around the beautiful Whitsunday Islands this August and raise funds to support the work of MND Queensland to reduce the impact of a motor neurone disease diagnosis on families across the State.

You will need to find your way to Airlie Beach on Monday 16 August where you will be accommodated on your first night. The next day the kayak tour will begin with your professional guides taking you via water taxi to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Whitehaven Beach. Your kayaks will be here waiting for you to commence your challenge. 

Over the four nights you will experience bush-walking, camping, snorkelling as well as kayaking and will take in Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet, Solway Pass, Sandy Bay, South Molle Island and Molle Passage before returning to Airlie Beach on your final day where you will again be accommodated overnight before making your own way home.

Motor Neurone Disease affects more than 400 Queenslanders. There is no known cause and no cure. On average two Australians are diagnosed with MND each day and sadly, two pass away from this cruel disease each day. The average lifespan from diagnosis is just 2.5 years. MND Queensland provides quality supports and services to families impacted by MND including information, referrals and support groups through our Advisory Service and important medical equipment and assistive technology through our Equipment Service to help people with MND stay independent and at home as long as possible where they belong. 

You can make a positive difference in the lives of people with MND by registering for this event and getting sponsored. We're challenging every person registered for this event to raise a minimum of $1,500.

For more information please call Caitlin Mulcahy on 07 3372 9004 or email events@mndaq.org.au.

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