We're riding in Tour De Office again!!!
The Coronis Group are jumping back on the bike in 2016 to support the Smiling for Smiddy Foundation and raise much needed funds and awareness for Cancer research at the Mater.
After raising a phenomenal $33,000+ for Diabetes Queensland and topping the 2015 Tour De Office fundraising board, the South East Queensland real estate business has again signed up for the 2016 event plus registered several teams for the Noosa Triathlon with the goal of raising $40,000 for the charity.
Managing Director Andrew Coronis said the company was focused on promoting a healthy and active lifestyle both within their team and the wider community, and therefore, are doubling their efforts this year by registering two Tour De Office bikes.
“We had a lot fun last year so we’ve upped the ante for 2016 and will have 160 team members riding for a total of 80 hours over five days, from the 5th – 9th September,” Mr Coronis said.
“Research shows that sitting for over 4 hours per day greatly increases your risk of chronic disease no matter how much exercise you do, which unfortunately is the majority of our team, so participating in challenges like this is a great way to get the team active during the work day plus have some fun together.
“I’m also excited to announce that we have enlisted the help of the Smiling for Smiddy team and will have Mater Foundation CEO Nigel Harris, Mark ‘Sharky’ Smooth and Phil Anderson OAM, the first non-European to wear the yellow jersey of the Tour de France joining the challenge.”
Following the Tour De Office event, the team will continue training for the Noosa Triathlon on October 30 where they will compete as part of Team Smiddy, the largest team competing in the event.
“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 $7million+ for cancer research during the past 10 years,” said Mr Coronis.
“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.
“It’s frightening to know that Queensland has one of the highest rates of melanoma in the world with approximately three people diagnosed every hour, so if we can jump on the bike and raise vital funds to help fight cancer while also promoting a healthy, active lifestyle, it is well worth it.”
If you would like to help Coronis reach our fundraising target of $40,000 for Smiling for Smiddy on behalf of Mater Foundation, please donate here. As we can’t set up a company donation page, we have created an account for Theo Coronis, the founder of Coronis Group. Any donations are greatly appreciated.