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					                                                           Market:      QLD - Gold Coast
                     Date:        Wednesday, 08 March 2006 Circulation: 107,166
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          John pedals a
          ride for charity
          By LAURA NELSON


          P R O P E R T Y             taking part.                    He is also an avid        executive director Boris
          developer John                 ‘‘My instant response     hiker, who takes youth at    Struk, who will also one
          Fitzgerald will join 30     was ‘I’ve got to be a        risk on outdoor edu-         of the riders.
                                      part of this’.               cation classes twice             ‘‘ChallengeMD!
          other Australian                                         a year.
          businessmen in a               ‘‘I wanted to get in-                                  couldn’t be easy,’’
                                      volved for the personal         Mr Fitzgerald said he     said Boris.
          gruelling 13-day cyc-       challenge and also to bet-                                    ‘‘We wanted to raise
          ling adventure                                           firmly believed in using
                                      ter understand the trials    his skills to benefit so-    awareness of the diffi-
          through Vietnam to          and tribulations of mus-     ciety. He has established    culties people with mus-
          raise funds for the         cular dystrophy. They’re     and financed the             cular dystrophy and their
          Muscular Dystrophy          not something I’ve been      Toogoolawa Schools           families face each day,’’
          Association (MDA).          exposed to, but I under-     Project, which assists       he said.
             The team will be tack-   stand the disease is very    teenagers no longer wel-        ‘‘Each rider has to
          ling 547km of rugged        debilitating,’’ he said.     come in the mainstream       raise a minimum of
          mountain and coastal           ‘‘My secretary Jade       school system.               $5000 to qualify, so
          terrain, dense jungle and   Lawrence has a sister            ‘‘I’m hoping that I’ll   we’re also raising a lot
          even parts of Vietnam’s     with musclar dystrophy       also be an ambassador        of money for muscular
          barely inhabited central    and she will be running      for muscular dystrophy       dystrophy research
          highlands region.           the fundraising side of      in the area, as Gold         and support.’’
             Mr Fitzgerald said he    things for me.’’             Coast Mayor Ron Clarke          ChallengeMD! will
          heard about the event,         Mr Fitzgerald is no       is,’’ he said.               take place from April 1 to
          ChallengeMD!, through       newcomer to sporting              ChallengeMD! is a       13. To sponsor John or
          boxing identity and         challenges and in 2000,      13-day journey from          o t h e r s ,    v i s i t
          friend Barry Michael,       he received the Aust-        Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh         www.challengemd.org,
          who would also be           ralian Sports Medal for      City, and is the
                                      his achievements in polo.    brainchild of MDA




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                     Date:        Wednesday, 08 March 2006 Circulation: 107,166
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                         ON HIS BIKE . .. John Fitzgerald plans to cycle around Vietnam to
                         raise money for charity.             Picture: GLENN HAMPSON




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