Kevin Carter

Fundraising Rank: 12 / 1,674

I'M RIDING 650KM THIS OCTOBER
TO FIGHT MS

My Activity Tracking

Distance

843km

My Goal

650km

Distance Rank: 68 / 1,674

I'm taking the Challenge to fight MS!

I am taking part in the MS Gong Ride Virtual, the Ride to Fight MS.

Why am I fundraising?

My wife Karen Ellison was diagnosed with MS just after the birth of our son Alex Carter (8/5/99). She has been among the lucky ones with reasonable mild symptoms that have stabilised.

In 2014 Alex decided to ride MS Gong so I said I we would ride it together! I spent 6 weeks training and Alex joined me on a couple of my training rides. We lined up together at the start and rode together until the 1st set of traffic lights (~150m). After the lights changed to green I didn't see him again till I crossed the finish line in Wollongong where he was waiting for me.

2015 was much the same except I lost sight of him at the start line.

2016-2019 Alex was busy with his HSC and UOW exams but I continued to ride. Alex did take part in the MS Wellness Run thou. 

This year Alex completed his Bachelor of Science Degree (Chemistry) in July and his Honours Research Project accepted by UOW. And I thought he would join me in the ride. But sadly he passed away on 8/9/20.

So this year I am riding to honour Alex who so inspired me.

It’s quite staggering to think that multiple sclerosis affects more young people than any other chronic neurological condition. It can strike anyone at any time and the symptoms I start my challenge on 1 October. You will be able to see my progress here on my page and support me along the way!vary so widely.

For instance, can you imagine waking up one day unable to do the everyday things you would usually take for granted? Like not being able to see properly (or at all), you physically can’t get out of bed, can’t walk to the phone to call someone – anyone – or  live a life without pain?

All of a sudden, your world has changed.

Thanks to your generous support, the funds we raise will allow people living with multiple sclerosis to access vital MS support services. Support to keep Aussies living with multiple sclerosis connected to others and connected to the information and services they need to live their best life.

Thank you again for your support!

My Achievements

Updated Profile

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Sent An Email

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Received Five Donations

Reached 50% of Fundraising Target

Reached 100% of Fundraising Target

Logged First KM

Reached Distance Target

My Updates

Fight MS Day - Mid Ride Challenges

Thursday 15th Oct

I am committed to riding 650km but I am open to

challenges bearing in mind that I am old (almost 65)

and fat (ie a senior corpulent gentleman).


Such as offers of donations if I achieve 

          -   900 km (probable)

          - 1000 km (possible)

          - 1100 km (going to hurt)

          - 1200 km (insane) 

total distance.


Or perhaps 

          - 350km (possible)

          - 400km (oh no) 

in 7 Days.


Or maybe

           - 100km (Ok) 

           - 120km (will I walk again)

in a day.


Or other suggestion ( be nice)


Thanks

KC

Thank you to my Sponsors

$261

Geoffrey Joseph Ellison

$208.80

Lisa Cornell

This is such a great cause Kevin and we wish you all the best. We are very sorry to hear this news about Alex. I'm sure he will be right beside you during your ride.

$208.80

Nan & Pop Carter

For Alex

$200

Shane & Jill Best

Go you good thing Kevin!

$156.60

Clare Murphy

Good luck with all that riding - I hope it is theraputic.

$156.60

Jonathan

Thinking of you all, a wonderful effort during challenging times.

$156.60

Melissa & Bob Cooke

Thinking of you both at this difficult time.

$156.60

Steve, Celeste, Jake, Alyssa And Zac

$156.60

Nicholas Deutscher

$104.40

David Belsito

Kevin, excellent support for MS and touching tribute. Enjoy the ride!

$104.40

Vicki Anderson

$104.40

Linda Nies

A great tribute to Alex. Thinking of you as you clock up the miles 💖

$104.40

Rebekah Griffin

Pleased to support both this cause and this wonderful tribute to your son.

$104.40

Blanca & Stu Cooke

Best of luck with the ride Kevin! Alex would be proud.

$104.40

Jen Wulff

Go Kevin! Sending support in memory of Alex. Hugs to you and Karen.

$104.40

Greg Carter

In honour of Alex 💕💕

$104.40

Georgia Hinton

$104.40

Sabrina Hinton

So proud of you. For Alex

$100

Carol Warren

Kevin - you are inspiring!

$57.45

Jareen Daniell

Alex will be so proud his mate. Wonderful cause Kevin.

$57.22

Kevin Carter

$52.20

Sue Dickie

All the best Kevin. A great cause. Alex will be so proud of you.

$52.20

Claire Taylor

Such a worthy cause. I'm sure Alex would be proud of you.

$52.20

Brenda Catanzariti

Hi Keven Well done

$52.20

Jen Hird

Best luck !!

$52.20

Brittany Walker

$52.20

Carole Moore

Wonderful tribute and great cause. Enjoy the ride!

$52.20

Helen Draper

$52.20

Ian G

All the best Kevin and Karen. Hoping for the best #msgongride to date.

$52.20

Jennifer Corkish

For you, Karen and Alex. You are amazing parents. Love you both. Xx

$52.20

Paul Balatti

$52.20

Phil & Wendy

Go well Kevin. More power to you and Karen at this time.

$52.20

Elizabeth Limberg

$52.20

Renee Catanzariti

Luke and I are thinking and supporting you through this x

$50

Lexi Tavener

$50

Tim Cooper

Great job Kevin

$50

Jan & John Wright

$50

Julianne Tancevski

Best of luck Kevin!

$20.88

Michael Jaggers

$10

Jess Fitzsimons

$10

Esther Allen

All the best... A very courageous and heart felt ride

$5.22

Victoria Liddle

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