Anthony is one of 30 riders embarking on the challenge that will raise much-needed funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) programs in the state.
Participants will begin the five-day ride in Mildura on Sunday 16 August. The riders then ride to Swan Hill, Echuca, Cobram before finishing in Albury on Wednesday 19 August.
This year the RMHC Ride for Sick Kids is hoping to raise over $500,000 and Anthony is contributing to the cause through his own fundraising efforts.
“We need the people of Ballarat to get behind us. This year we are riding more than 450 kilometers across Victoria, but it’s nothing compared with the challenges the families face when their children are seriously ill,” Anthony said.
No stranger to this gruelling journey it will be Anthony’s third time participating in the event.
“I know this ride can be pretty challenging and that it’s important to be as prepared as possible. Knowing that I have the support of my friends and family cheering me on from home will definitely be a big help through those tough stretches on the road,” Anthony said.
All funds raised support RMHC programs in Victoria’s Monash and Parkville Houses. The money will help the Houses continue to provide a ‘home-away-from-home’ for families with a seriously ill child undergoing treatment.
"We are huge supporters of Ronald McDonald House Charities as well as the ride when they visited Ballarat last year here at Eureka Stadium" Rebels AFL Talent Manager Phil Partington said.
To find out more about the RMHC Ride for Sick Kids Victoria, make a donation, or follow the rider’s progress, please log on to www.rideforsickkids.com.au