The Wuchopperen Warriors cycling team are gearing up for September’s Cairns to Cooktown Cardiac Challenge. The annual Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation event sees teams ride over 300 gruelling kilometres to raise money for the Cairns Hospital’s Cardiac Unit.
The Wuchopperen Warriors were founded in 2015 and have competed in the event twice before. This year they are hoping to raise $10,000 for the Cardiac Unit.
Team Captain Tony Pappas, Wuchopperen Diabetes Educator by day and Warriors’ Coach by night, said the team aimed to promote a healthy lifestyle, and inspire Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to get active.