Kevin Carter

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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

Self Donated

Sent An Email

Shared Page

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)



Thank you to my Sponsors


Matthew Bianca

So inspiring, Alex would be proud


Geoffrey Joseph Ellison


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.


Nan & Pop Carter

For Alex


Shane & Jill Best

Go you good thing Kevin!


Clare Murphy

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



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


Melissa & Bob Cooke

Thinking of you both at this difficult time.


Sharon Thomson


Steve, Celeste, Jake, Alyssa And Zac


Nicholas Deutscher


David Belsito

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


Vicki Anderson


Linda Nies

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


Rebekah Griffin

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


Blanca & Stu Cooke

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



Great work Kevin!


Jen Wulff

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


Greg Carter

In honour of Alex 💕💕


Georgia Hinton


Sabrina Hinton

So proud of you. For Alex


Carol Warren

Kevin - you are inspiring!




Jareen Daniell

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


Kevin Carter


Sue Dickie

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


Claire Taylor

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


Brenda Catanzariti

Hi Keven Well done


Jen Hird

Best luck !!


Brittany Walker


Noel Ward


Carole Moore

Wonderful tribute and great cause. Enjoy the ride!


Helen Draper


Ian G

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


Jennifer Corkish

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


Steve Bosworth

Great cause and happy to help


Paul Balatti


Phil & Wendy

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


Diana Antoniadis

What a great cause and wonderful gesture.


Elizabeth Limberg


Renee Catanzariti

Luke and I are thinking and supporting you through this x


Lexi Tavener


Tim Cooper

Great job Kevin


Jan & John Wright


Julianne Tancevski

Best of luck Kevin!


Michael Jaggers


Jess Fitzsimons


Esther Allen

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


Victoria Liddle

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