Support The Bounce Back Team and Australian Landcare International
In the Massive Murray Paddle (Nov 19 – Nov 23)
In August, 2016, Elena came from Belgium to Japan and visited Mick. She told him that much of the weight he had lost since the operation would be from the loss of muscle and encouraged him to exercise. She had been kayaking the day before, and the conversation turned to that. Mick told Elena about the Red Cross Murray River Canoe Marathon (now the Massive Murray Paddle), and mentioned that he had always hoped to go in it again. They agreed that setting the target of participating again would be a good goal to motivate Mick to exercise and build up his strength. Mick considers this conversation the turning point in his recovery. Now, with Elena having gone through a muscle debilitating illness herself, participation in the Massive Murray Paddle has become doubly important. They will go in a kayak.
For more information about the Massive Murray Paddle, see https://www.massivemurraypaddle.org.au/
Australian Landcare International
Landcare aims at environmental and community well-being through local autonomous groups caring for their own local environment (farmland, forests, rivers, coastlines, etc.) and networks and partnerships that support and empower these groups. ALI seeks to encourage and support the spread of Landcare principles and practices internationally. For details see reverse side. ALI will contribute half the money raised to help initiate Landcare in Japan.