Welcome to the fundraising page for the
Kenfrost Homes Ride to the Cape 2021!
This challenging and picturesque ride will take our riders from Cairns all the way up to the tip of Cape York, and everywhere in between. Biking anywhere from 64-126 km per day, this difficult trek is sure to be made sweeter by raising much-needed funds for seriously ill children and their families. Please support our riders in their fundraising journey for Ronald McDonald House Charities North Australia!
Thank you to our Naming Right Sponsor Kenfrost Homes for your incredible support!
You're riding for sick kids like Amara-Lee
No parent ever wants to hear that their child is seriously ill.
Unfortunately, that news came to parents Erana and Steven when their sweet six-month old baby girl, Amara-Lee, was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, which causes a build-up of cerebrospinal fluid within the brain.
“She was sedated and wheeled away from us at ten o’clock Saturday morning for an MRI scan followed by emergency shunt surgery,” explains mum Erana.
“She came back to us at five o’clock that afternoon, still intubated and asleep. Waiting for her to wake up and look at us felt like a life time, but she finally did and it was the best feeling.”
The Saunders family, from Chillagoe, North Queensland, were able to stay at Ronald McDonald House Townsville, just steps away from the hospital, while they waited for Amara-Lee to recover.
“It was our home away from home at the time and we felt more than welcomed,” said dad Steven.
“The staff and volunteers are amazing, so welcoming, helpful, cheerful and happy.”