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Gong Ballistic

40th MS Gong Ride Classic

Doing it for my brother Steven!

My name is Tina Ruhs and I am the team captain of Gong Ballistic. It is such an honour and privilege to be able to support and guide the team for over 14 years now! 

This year we have 10 riders as part of team Gong Ballistic and I'm so excited to be able to ride with each and everyone of them, especially with my two youngest boys, Stefan and Christian for the first time!

A few of these riders have been a part of the team for many years and it just shows their dedication and loyalty to not only the team but to be able to support people with MS like my brother Steven.

It is almost 25 years ago that my brother Steven was diagnosed with MS at the age of 21. Imagine getting up one morning and not being able to move your legs and not know what has happened to you. Steven's symptoms started with blurry eye vision, not feeling the difference between hot and cold water and feeling somewhat off balance. He was diagnosed after 4 MRI's with having MS and was paralyzed from the waist down and in a hospital bed.

To say this was hard for him and still hard is an understatement! It is heart wrenching to see that someone of his sporting calibre be reduced to a hospital bed. This has not been an easy journey for him and as a male he often finds it hard to talk and cope with what has happened and is happening to him.

As a sister it is so hard to sit and watch and not be able to do anything to help him and his family. So the one thing I decided to do was involve myself in fundraising and raise as much money as possible for not only him but for others that have been diagnosed with MS.

The team have actively fundraised over half a million dollars over the last 14 years for MS and we will continue our journey and support so many others.

I would like to acknowledge all the riders on the team this year, Matt, John, David, Kent, Terry, Con, Marcello, Stefan and Christian :) 

You all mean so much to me and I am so proud of all of you for supporting not only my brother Steven but the 24,000 Aussies living with MS.

We've got this boys :)

#doingitformybrothersteven


Our Achievements

Reached 25% of Fundraising Target

Reached 50% of Fundraising Target

Reached 75% of Fundraising Target

Reached 100% of Fundraising Target

Recruited 5 Team Members

Thank you to our Sponsors

$1.4k

Chep Australia

CHEP Helping Hand Program is pleased to be able to contribute to your fundraising efforts, Tina. Thanks for all the amazing work you do to raise awareness for MS.

$1,000

Xenis Xeni

$1,000

Costi Bros Seafoods Roselands

$520

Raine & Horne Commercial Liverpool

$317

John Zaccagnini

$239

Joey Demasi

well done Stef

$211

Gillian Williams

Amazing work this week. Well done! ❤️

$158

Jodie Trautman

$158

Gillian Williams

Go Johnny!

$158

Anonymous

Go Matt!!!

$158

Crown Cleaning Group Pty Ltd

Well done Stef

$158

Crown Cleaning Group Pty Ltd

Well done Chrissy

$158

Simon And Vanessa

Great cause! Keep pushing!

$158

John Williams

$150

Tony Hadchiti

$150

Tony Hadchiti

$137

Raymondo

Johnny! Good on ya for raising money for this great cause mate! I’ve donated some money towards it! Hope you’re doing well and stuff brother! 😀😏👍🤙 Raymondo

$116

David Gawthorne And Vanessa Refalo

$106

Miriam Demasi

Go Christian! So proud of you buddy!

$106

Joseph

$106

Tiger

very proud of you buddy you should get your dad to ride with you if he can find a bike strong enough to carry him

$106

Tiger

your a legend buddy imagine if your dad could ride a bike natural aerodynamics

$106

Tiger

tina you are a very special lady xx

$106

Kath Grant

Good luck Doov!

$106

Middleton Brew

$106

Middleton Brew

$106

Margy De Angelis

Good on you John, a very worthy cause xx

$106

Phoebe

Proud of you!

$106

Tricia Sievers

Great cause Dave, thanks for your efforts.

$106

Greg Ruddick

Go David.

$106

Vivian Agiasotis

$106

Joe Falzon

Good luck Tex meet you at the finish.

$106

Joe Falzon

Good luck Con see you at the finish.

$100

Vera Demertzis

Team Tezza!

$100

Putt Planet: Genelle & Wayne Griffin

Proud of you, John. Now get on that bike and pedal well. Best wishes from Wayne and Genelle; plus Sir Puttalot.

$100

Yiayia Maria And Pappou David

Stefano, we love you and are very proud of you! Yiayia will make sure you have lots of food to eat at the finish line and pappou will give you massage :)

$100

Yiayia Maria & Pappou David

Xristo mou, we love you and are very proud of you! Yiayia will make sure you have lots of food to eat at the finish line and pappou will give you a massage :)

$100

Vicky Demertzis

Go Tezza!!

$100

Anonymous

Go Dave!

$90

Anonymous

$87

Marcello Ponze

$80

Con Davarias

$78

Stefano Baudana

$74

Shelan Lockwood

Supporting you all the way - Well Done Dave!

$74

Megan Bennett

$74

Maria Ruhs

Congratulations to my beautiful grandson Stefan💝💝

$74

Van Chironi

$74

Anonymous

Love your heart and that you’re school are supporting this John.

$74

Vince And Rosina Molluso

Have a great ride

$74

Anonymous

(Love heart) all full support for you my love

$74

Julius K

Keep it up mate!! Great cause and sending love from Swissland

$74

Marcus O’sullivan

Well done John!

$74

Elle Demertzis

$74

Ruth Lenffer

!Vamos MP!

$74

Ros

Great work, John :)

$74

Elise Fowler

$74

Kylie Caponas

Here to support my beautiful friend with the most beautiful heart on her ride to raise money honouring your brother. Best wishes to you and the boys, so proud. Love, Kylie and Bas x

$70

Julie Mcelrea

You go Matt. Great cause, hope it's a great day and a great ride.

$70

Jeedge

Good on ya, team! Get it done!

$63

Gina Haddad

All the blessings Terry

$59

Terry Demertzis

$56

Matt Palmer

$53

Emily Louise Aitken

Good work dad!!

$53

Dora Demertzis

$53

Dimzzy

$53

Dora Demertzis

$53

Jenny Christie

Awesome Dave. Enjoy the ride

$53

Anonymous

Good luck Terry good cause 🥰

$53

Georgina De Freitas

All the best with the fundraising and the day 🤗

$53

Diana

Go Tezza !! Happy to see you do this . 🥰💪

$53

Andy Lee

Onya John!

$53

Carol Hasnic

$53

Sarah Taylor

$53

Rebecca Ellerman

Keep up the amazing work Johnny

$53

John Williams

Keep going, Christian! Can't wait to ride with you, Pal!

$53

Patricia Agamalis

Good luck Stefan!!

$53

Patricia Agamalis

Best of luck Christian!!!

$53

Patricia Agamalis

$53

Alexandra Sieniarski

$53

Simon Massey

Nice one Johnny!

$53

Ian Trotter

$53

William I Davis

$53

Robert Smith

$53

Steven Grant

Great cause enjoy the ride mate

$53

Charles Demertjis

$53

Charles Demertjis

$53

Charles Demertjis

$53

Michelle West

Good on you!! Phenomenal effort for a great cause.

$53

James Savage

$53

Amy Wall

$53

Sabrina Taccone

Tina you’re amazing! Wonderful work this year as always. You make a difference to so many. Well done.

$53

Dmc

Congrats!

$53

Mary Micallef

$53

Thea Maria And Theo David

Your a champion Lefteri!

$53

Mum And Dad

We are so proud of you for the beautiful person you are and the love you have for your brother Steven xx

$53

Marra Saly

Great work mate. All the best!

$53

Fiona Byrne

All the best in the ride Christian! Great cause!

$53

Charlotte

Good Luck Dave enjoy the ride

$53

Luke Wickman

Massive effort John! And for an amazing cause.

$53

Samantha Yap

Good luck !

$53

Helen Jackson

Good on your David. I have friends and family who suffers from MS. Great to see you doing the ride and supporting this good cause.

$53

Dimzzy

$53

John Tsanidis

$53

Dimzzy

$53

Dimzzy

$53

Rhonda

$52

Tim And Michele

Go team! Best wishes!

$52

Vivian Agiasotis

Great cause good luck Tina and team

$52

Vivian Agiasotis

Good luck Stefan

$52

Vivian Agiasotis

Good luck Christian

$52

Vivian Agiasotis

Good luck Michael

$50

Vincent Stevens

$50

Tina Ruhs

$50

Vincent Stevens

$50

Craig Bickley

Better you than me :)

$50

Patty Guthrie

$50

The Roberstons

Good luck buddy, proud of you xo

$50

The Roberstons

Good luck buddy, we are proud of you xo

$50

Kate Ridge

Go get em Matty!

$50

Justine Hiatt

Super impressed by all the KMs you’ve been doing!

$50

Elena Bobrowski

Well done Stefan. Good luck!

$50

Elena Bobrowski

Well done Christian. Good luck!

$50

Vince & Rosina Molluso

Wishing you the best. Good luck!

$42

Rick And Lulu

Go Johnny! Great cause. Don't forget to stretch! x

$32

Jeanette Rickard

Well done Stefan

$32

Angus

Great Effort David Good Luck.

$32

Lauren Cullimore

All the best Matt!

$31

David Grant

$30

Elijah, Dillon & Jasper Cruz!

Go Christian Go! So awesome, you've got this!

$30

Elijah, Dillon & Jasper Cruz

Woohoo Stefan! You are amazing! Let's go!

$30

Elijah, Dillon & Jasper Cruz

Legendary status continues! Awesome as always!

$30

Melinda Cruz

My hero! You never stop being amazing!

$26

Richard Smith

Good Luck David

$26

Lisa Freer

Good on you & God bless!

$26

Dimitri Apergis

Great work mate!!!

$26

Dimitri Apergis

Great work mate!!!

$26

Analia Sakoutis

$26

Brodie Sakoutis

$21

Monika Horley

I hope you have an awesome day and good luck 🤗

$21

Michala Georges

$21

Elle Demertzis

Don’t shit yourself HAHAHA

$21

Charli Hodierne

Way to go Dave!!

$21

James Boxer

Best of luck!

$20

David Grant

$11

Mona Wishwadeep Moon

Best of luck mm

$11

Angela Miano

$11

Elle Demertzis

GOOD LUCK :)

$5

Anonymous

$4

Kent Webber

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