The 'Gong or Bust
As a free, non-profit service, Dial Before You Dig NSW/ACT likes to support other non-profit community services.
One of these events is the Sydney to the 'Gong Bike Ride.
The Ride raises funds for people affected by Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis is the most common disease of the central nervous system and affects more than 23,000 Australians.
This is the third year that Dial Before You Dig NSW/ACT has sponsored a team in the Sydney to the 'Gong Bike Ride.
Members of the DBYD1100 team are employed at Dial Before You Dig member company Ausgrid.
The DBYD1100 team raised $10,721. This creditable result made DBYD1100 the top non-profit fundraising team and 32nd overall. The event overall raised $2.9 million.
It is not generally known that the average age of diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis is typically between 20 and 40 years of age. Or that Multiple Sclerosis affects three times as many women as men.
The fundraising supports MS Australia in its work. MS Australia lessens the effects of Multiple Sclerosis on people affected by the disease, as well as their families, carers and the community, by offering a wide range of services, equipment and support. The goal is to assist everyone affected by Multiple Sclerosis to live life to their fullest potential and secure the care and support they need, until we ultimately find a cure.
Congratulations to everyone who worked to make team DBYD1100 such a success.
Above: The DBYD1100 team, ranked top fundraiser among non-profit teams in 2014