At the beginning of August we celebrated the official launch of the Michael Tynan Memorial Challenge for it's second year with multiple dignitaries including local elected representatives, members for the St George & Sutherland Medical research Foundation board, sponsors and supporters along with the Tynan family speaking to WIN News Illawarra to introduce a new format for the challenge.
This year we announced that the MTMC will be a one-day event which participants can chose to either walk the beautiful coast track starting from Otford to end at Bundeena or do a action packed driving challenge from Wollongong to Sutherland. The event will be held on Saturday the 11th of November where all participants will register in the morning at the Wollongong Innovation campus.
Our distinguished guest's that were present at the official launch included:
Hon. Scott Morrison MP who is the Treasurer, Federal Member for Cook and a close friend of the Tynan family.
Hon. Mark Raymond Speakman, SC MP, the New South Wales Attorney General since January 2017 in the Berejiklian government. He also represents Cronulla for the Liberal Party of Australia since 2011.
Janie Wittey the Head of Industry Banking for St George.
John Angilley, General Manager for Fairfax Publishing
Members from our charity - St George & Sutherland Medical Research Foundation (SSMRF) which were also present:
Professor John Edmonds, Founding medical member of SSMRF & Retired Head of Rheumatology at St George Hospital & UNSW.
Jacquie Stratford CEO of SSMRF
Peter Gonski, Doctor & Researcher at Sutherland Hospital and also on the Board Director of SSMRF
Manoj Saxena, Doctor & researcher, Intensive Care Unit at St George Hospital
Virginia Venckus the Executive Director, Fundraising & Marketing for SSMRF
Embark on an adventure on the 11th of November with us to help fund much needed medical research.