FOR the second year in a row, Brittany Hayes will cycle from Fremantle to Hillarys to raise funds and awareness for a disease affecting her father.
The Rivervale resident has decided to do the 9th annual MSWA Ocean Ride with her sister, Tayla Hayes, on Sunday, November 25.
The 24-year-old said she was motivated to raise funds for West Australians living with motor neurone disease, including her dad Trevor, who was diagnosed with MND in 2017.
“It was a shock to learn that on average, people with motor neurone disease don’t live longer than two years,” she said.
“I’ve seen what MSWA has done for my dad and I know they’ve done the same for others, they’re good people.”
Ms Hayes said she had a goal to raise $1000 last year but social media and word of mouth helped her raise a fair bit more.
“Unfortunately my dad won’t be able to be at the event this year because he can’t travel,” she said.
“I don’t really have a goal this year, I just want to do it with my sister.”
MSWA Ocean Ride will start in Fremantle and ends at Whitfords Nodes, Hillarys with rides ranging from 10km – 100km.
Ms Hayes, who did the 50km ride with her friend Brea Baker last year, will do the 30km ride this year.
To donate to Ms Hayes’ team ‘Chook Champs’, visit https://mswaoceanride.org.au/champion/2018/CHOOKSCHAMPS