2018 fundraising efforts so far
Girls Got Heart (GGH) is an incorporated charity founded by two everyday Brisbane mums. Their passion for exercise and wellbeing has inspired them to give back to this worthy cause while doing something they love:
Girls Got Heart’s mission is to raise money and awareness to support specialist health services getting to our rural counterparts in outback Australia. We believe that regardless of postcode we are all deserving of critical health care.
Girls Got Heart recognises the value of community and believe that individuals working together can make a real difference. GGH creates challenging cycle events for women, covering multiply days travelling through rural Australia. We do not race but work as a team and ride as one peloton supporting each rider.
Heart disease is the leading cause of deaths in Australia and people living in rural and remote areas are up to 44% more likely to die from the condition than their city-dwelling counterparts.
I was hooked from the moment I heard what GGH was about. The passion Bec and Keely have is remarkable, and having been involved with many charities, I know it’s the one thing you need more than anything else. And when you meet cardiologist Dr Rolf Gomes, you understand where it comes from. I still think about the stories he told at the inaugural GGH lunch, about his rural patients, and what they go through to get the heart care we, here in the city, take for granted. GGH is a unique organisation and I feel privileged to be part of it, supporting the delivery of better health services for country Queenslanders, changing their lives and potentially saving them.Melissa Downes Hearts on the River MC
Heart of Uralla 2017 ride had it all – laughs, heat, cold, lots of wind, French bubbles, new friends, sore butts, incredibly beautiful scenery, amazing support crew and most of all the opportunity to test yourself while raising money and awareness for much needed health services for our bush mates! I would thoroughly recommend this GGH event for anyone wanting to do something incredible with like-mind people and experience the real feeling of being part of something bigger than yourself. We left Brisbane as 32 riders, and landed in Meandarra as a pelaton of 32 J Thank you Bec and Keely – the ride of my life so far!!!”Bella Reynolds (rider)
After returning from our epic ride West everyone asks how was it? My response has been that it was one of the most rewarding, challenging & enjoyable things I have ever done! It was great to be with a group of new and inspiring women and doing something so rewarding. As a country girl I can truly understand how much the people in the bush need this service. I think it was great to “do something” for others in need. A great lesson for our children as well.Kate Warby (rider)