Declaring Waugh on rare diseases
EX-AUSTRALIAN cricket captain Steve Waugh will be cycling through Casino this Friday and all residents are invited to line the streets and welcome him.
He is part of The Captains Ride - a fundraiser travelling from Sydney to Byron Bay - by the Steve Waugh Foundation for Rare Disease.
The cycling troupe is raising awareness for rare diseases like Arts Syndrome which affected Casino brothers Bradley and Thomas, who passed away earlier this year aged 17 and 19.
The group of cyclists will be stopping at the park, next to the old Drill Hall on the banks of the Richmond for a brief time, during which the brothers will be remembered and a few balloons set free.
It will happen this Friday, November 6 from 11.30am - 12pm.
The riders will be riding for many children and young adults with rare diseases that often don't even have a diagnosis, let alone a cure.
Casino residents are invited to arrive at the park before the riders do to clap them in, meet and greet and say 'hi'.
This will be a quick stop, just 30 minutes for the riders to enjoy lunch and regroup.
If you are unable to make it to Lions Park, the riders will be coming in from the Summerland Way/Bruxner Highway route.
Feel free to give them a wave, encourage and cheer on the riders on their way past.
This amazing foundation supports families who may not be able to be supported by the usual means or foundations.
To donate to the hundreds of families waiting for help go to www.stevewaughfoundation.com.au