$362,000 raised for Cancer Research
What a weekend we had at the 35th Annual Noosa Triathlon!
As corporate sponsors of the Smiling for Smiddy team, we are very proud to have had 11 triathletes from our company participate in addition to contributing more than $40,000 to the team’s grand total of $362,000… which will go a long way in funding cancer research at the Mater Foundation.
This is a great result for a cause that is very close to our hearts here at Coronis, with many of us having lost beloved family, friends and colleagues to cancer.
Managing Director Andrew Coronis, who competed in his 7th consecutive Noosa Tri, said this was the second year the Coronis team had partnered with Smiling for Smiddy.
“We chose to partner with Smiling for Smiddy because of their family values, the inspiring legacy they are creating and their amazing efforts in raising more than $7 million for cancer research during the past 10 years,” Mr Coronis said.
“But more than that, I love the camaraderie of the Smiddy team … there are so many special people in the team who have a giving spirit and really want to make a difference.
“I feel that I am one of the lucky ones who doesn’t have cancer, so it’s my responsibility to give back where I can and help fund the research that could solve the cancer riddle.”
Coronis began their fundraising journey earlier this year in September with Tour De Office, a week-long cycling event held at Coronis HQ, where we collectively raised more than $15,000.
Congratulations to all the competitors who participated in the 2017 Noosa Tri, and a special shout out to our Coronis competitors – Andrew Coronis, Craig Gillies, Anthony Hunt, Adam Empringham, Brett Ford, Patrick McKinnon, Elizabeth Scully, Madeline Gunner, Solomon Michael, Scott Smolders & Gerard Hawes.
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Smiling for Smiddy was founded to honour Adam Smiddy, a talented triathlete and respected physiotherapist, who at just 26 years of age passed away from an aggressive melanoma in 2006. Read more about the Smiddy story here.