For those of you who have
met our beloved Executive Director, you may have noticed that he
is perhaps not the most….how shall we put it….’athletic’
of people. Boris is the first to admit that the very day he became
the proud holder of a driver’s licence was the very last day
he rode a bicycle. And at 50(-something), it’s been, well,
a few years since that bicycle saw the light of day.
nevertheless, Boris is a determined man. And despite the protestations
of his concerned wife, he is determined to make the entire journey
through Vietnam for ChallengeMD! under his own steam (or should
we say, using his own pedal power).
while we know that Boris has given away 37 Harley-Davidson motorcycles
so far through MDA’s Raffle Program, his participation in
ChallengeMD! will also be on a Harley!
has been able to secure a limited edition Harley Bicycle used by
around the Sydney Olympic Games Village during
the 2000 Games. Now we are not so sure but he’s hoping that
will give him the edge he so desperately needs!
for the next 9 or so months, Boris will be subjecting himself to
all manner of physical exertion, fitness training, and the torment
of dim-sim deprivation in order to reach peak physical condition
in time for ChallengeMD!’s April departure date.
the expert direction of boxing great, Barry Michael and Glen Walsh,
Victorian Boxing Champion and Personal Trainer, Boris will undertake
a rigorous fitness regime designed to whip him into shape so he
can keep up with ultra-fit fellow ChallengeMD! participants Associate
Professor Andrew J Kornberg and Barry Michael. Sounds like a challenge
you think Boris can make it, why not sponsor him to get there?
participant must raise a minimum of $5,000 to be eligible to take
part in ChallengeMD! Boris has a higher ambition and has committed
to raising more than the minimum $5,000 required. Boris said “If
I’m putting all this effort into ChallengeMD! I’m determined
to raise a minimum of $100,000! However, I will need help from the
MD community, private and corporate supporters to achieve this.”
The MDA staff have already pledged their dollars – after all,
2 weeks with no boss in the office is too good an opportunity to
resist! You can sponsor Boris or any of our ChallengeMD! participants
by visiting the ChallengeMD! secure server or by
calling the ChallengeMD! Team at MDA on 03 9320 9555.
the meantime, we will keep you posted on Boris’ progress in
upcoming editions of Messenger, so stay tuned….
are also looking for corporate sponsors
for ChallengeMD! and invite interested parties
to contact Boris M Struk on (03) 9320 9555 to discuss
the benefits of becoming part of the ChallengeMD! Sponsorship
Australia +61 3 9320 9555