Tyler McPhee and Sam Faulkner paddled more than 820km down the Murray River after starting at Echuca, to raise money for Parkinson's Victoria.ZACH HUBBER April 23, 2014 1:20am
It took 15 days for Mildura duo Tyler McPhee and Sam Faulkner to paddle 826km of the Murray River, from Echuca to Mildura, in an effort which raised more than $3000 for Parkinson’s Victoria.
The pair battled more than just aches and pains as wild pigs and unseasonal weather ensured a tedious journey.
Mr Faulkner said it was the hardest thing he or Mr McPhee had done, but had perspective.
‘‘People with Parkinson’s have it this hard every single day,’’ he said.
‘‘We really hope that what we have done can make a difference.’’
The men will meet Parkinson’s Victoria chief executive Emma Collin in Melbourne tomorrow to present the final amount raised.
They selected the foundation because Mr Faulkner’s grandmother suffers from the degenerative disorder.
‘‘Parkinson’s Victoria is such a great cause and we feel really lucky that we can do something fun together and be able to help out the foundation at the same time,’’ Mr Faulkner said.
The men hoped their efforts would bring Parkinson’s disease to the forefront of people’s minds as 25 people are diagnosed with it every day.
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