The Tynan family plans to stage the Michael Tynan Memorial Challenge for the third time this year.
The charity event recognising the importance of medical research in the community was started in celebrating of the life and achievements of philanthropic businessman Michael Tynan. Before he died in early 2016 Mr Tynan was a big proponent of giving back to the community and supporting medical research.
His daughter Madeline Tynan, of Tynan Motors Group, said the third annual challenge will start in Wollongong and finish in Sutherland on October 20.
Seh said there will be the options of a spectacular one day walk on the coastal track in the Royal National Park, or a drive and paddle challenge. But for the first time in 2018 there will be a scooter challenge in the Sutherland Shire.
The Tynan family will celebrate with the community, businesses and the medical researchers from St George & Sutherland Hospitals and University of Wollongong at a Charity Gala a few weeks later.
“The Challenge this year supports the St George and Sutherland Medical Research Foundation (SSMRF) as well as the medical research work being done by University of Wollongong (UOW). The Tynan family are proud to be involved in supporting research work that continues to have major impact in our community.”
“Research such as chronic lung disease, bowel disease, clotting disorders, the role of the microbiome during pregnancy supported by SSMRF. And antimicrobial resistance and molecular research, As well as the 3D Biopen and mental wellbeing initiative at UOW is particularly relevant to the future of our community’s health, locally and globally”.
Mrs Tynan said her family was amazed at the medical research work being conducted in in Wollongong and Sutherland by researchers, doctors, nurses and allied health workers.
“This research continues to support the great work already being done at our hospitals, which is why we ask you all to support our event by being involved or simply donating on our website,” she said.
Those who are supporting the third annual Michael Tynan Challenge in the St George, Sutherland Shire and Wollongong areas include Member for Cook and Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison, Member for Cronulla and State Attorney General Mark Speakman, Sutherland Shire Council, SSMRF, UOW, Optus, St.George Bank, Fairfax Media, WIN TV, St George Illawarra Dragons, Carsales, Castrol, Wollongong Broadcasters, Blackforest Smokehouse, Masterton Homes, AFS Solutions, Sutherland Hospital, St George Hospital, The Lending Alliance, Scooters Only Crew and Cliff Lewis Printing.
Members of the Tynan family and Tynan Motors’ employees have come out in force at the first two events and will again in 2018.
Matriarch Annette Tynan will be riding with the drivers again this year and challenge organiser Madeline Tynan-Davey, her daughter Prudence and son Sam are ding the coastal walk.
Madeline Tynan’s two other sons will also support the day.
Nicholas is leading the new Scooter Challenge and riding with the Scooters Only Crew around the Sutherland Shire community.
And Brendan is leading the paddling contingent. The paddle will include a fleet of 10 to 15 crews (men, women and mixed) will battle their way up the coast to Port Hacking. They will be followed by support craft carrying relief rowers.
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