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Please join us for Sebastian's Journey - an invitation from our Fundraising team

  • 1.  Please join us for Sebastian's Journey - an invitation from our Fundraising team

    Posted 10-04-2024 15:47
    Edited by Diabetes Australia 10-04-2024 15:48
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    On Sunday 21 April 2024, a group of dedicated amateur cyclists will be taking on a 130km challenge from Sydney's Bella Vista to beautiful Bowral in support of Diabetes Australia and JDRF.

    The ride is in honour of 32-year-old Sebastian, who passed away in September 2023 as a result of diabetic ketoacidosis.He was loved by all for his humour, warmth, charm and kindness.

    Organisers of this event, and close friends of Sebastian's parents Richard and Belinda, Jano and Paul Yousseph (JPY Group) are aiming to raise much needed funds and increase awareness of type 1 diabetes and the impact the condition can have on mental health. 

    "Our hope is to find better ways to support the mental and physical health of people with type 1 diabetes," says Paul. 

    Sebastian's Journey will start in Bella Vista in the early hours of Sunday 21 April 2024 and finish at Glebe Park, 6 St Jude Street, Bowral in the Southern Highlands, and will include 1,600m of climbing. 

    Join us as we cheer on the cyclists as they cross the finish line around 12.30/1pm after a gruelling 7+ hours on the bike. Paul and Jano are putting on a BBQ at the finish line in Glebe Park for family, friends, supporters, donors and members of Diabetes Australia and JDRF. All are welcome to attend and we would love to see you there.  

    If you would like to join this ride or would like more information about this fundraising event, please email sebastiansjourney@jpygroup.com.au.  If you would like to support this event, please email fundraising@diabetesaustralia.com.au or call us on 1800 177 055. 

    There is also more detailed information attached.

    Thank you for your incredible support. 

    Image of Sebastian. Used with permission.

    Natasha, Ange and Erin

    Membership and Community Team