World record dragon boat attempt
This Saturday a group of parents of children who have received life-changing neurological treatment at The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne will form part of crew aptly named ‘Boating for Brains’, attempting to set a new Guinness World Record for the longest recorded journey by dragon boat.
The 22-strong crew will attempt to paddle 600km on the Murray River from Yarrawonga to Swan Hill over
5-6 days and raise over $200,000 in support of the RCH’s neuroimaging service.
The current world record of 545.56km was set on the Missouri River in the USA in 2010.
Hundreds of Australian children with various forms of uncontrolled epilepsy are managed at the RCH each year.
Many are evaluated for surgery using advanced neuroimaging techniques. Without treatment these children can have limited prospects of leading normal lives.
The Yarrawonga Yacht Club are also hosting a fundraising dinner for the ‘Boating for Brains’ group at the Yarrawonga Yacht Club on Friday, November 2 at 6pm with tickets for the dinner available for $20 until Monday, October 29 by contacting Julie Brooks on 0419240478 or Margaret True on 0400574330.
This is a great fundraiser for a worthwhile cause so make sure to get to the fundraising dinner at the Yacht Club on Friday, November 2 and make your way to the boat ramp below the Yarrawonga Weir from 6am Saturday, November 3 to see the group take off.