March 13 - 19, 2022: Issue 530


February 22 To March 9 2022 Weather Event: Some Records

Garden Street, Narrabeen, afternoon of March 8th, 202. Photo: Joe Mills
Turimetta Beach, March 10, 2022. Photo: Joe Mills
Coraki, on the confluence of the Richmond and Wilson Rivers, afternoon of March 9, 2022. Photo: Ingleside NSW RFS 
Coraki, on the confluence of the Richmond and Wilson Rivers, afternoon of March 9, 2022. Photo: Ingleside NSW RFS 



Tour De Cure 2022: Pittwater Connections In John & Amanda Fuller + Co-Founder Samantha Hollier-James

John Fuller in Geelong, ready to go. Photo: Amanda Fuller


This quote by Mark Beretta OAM in 2019 resonated with local residents John and Amanda Fuller. 

Bring on 2022 and avid cyclist John Fuller has again put his hand up to ride on what will be his fourth Tour de Cure signature tour this year, from Geelong-Canberra 11-19th of March -1400km riding with 14000m climbing to raise funds in cancer research.  

His wife, artist Amanda (Pittwater Artists Trail) has signed on this year as support crew and has also donated an original oil painting to assist with fundraising. 

John is a Neurosurgeon at Macquarie Neurosurgery looking after brain and spine tumours in both Sydney and Canberra and is therefore at the frontline caring for patients as they battle with cancer. 

You may have spotted the TDC jersey early mornings around the Northern Beaches as he trained around his busy work schedule...early starts and long days. 

One of the reasons John and Amanda chose to support Tour de Cure is because of the impressive track record with all funds raised having led to at least 50 significant cancer treatment breakthroughs. 

If you would like to support John and Amanda by making a donation to raise funds for another epic effort please click on the link below and it should take you directly to their fundraising page. Every $50 donated gets 1 entry to win the painting ($500=10 entries! ) as well as knowing your donation will help find a cure. The winner of the painting will be drawn on Sunday 27/3 at the end of the Pittwater Artists Trail first 2022 exhibition at Newport Community Centre. 

John and Amanda's Tour De Cure 2022 page:

You can follow the TDC team live on Sunrise every morning!

Mark Beretta OAM first joined Tour de Cure for a Signature Tour in 2010, bringing along the Sunrise team and broadcasting live each morning from the road. Since then, he’s been back every year and signalled his commitment to the organisation by joining the Tour de Cure Board in 2011. 

A Reflective Path By Amanda Fuller, oil on linen - Framed 

The Fullers aren't the only local connection though.

Finalists in the 2022 Aware Super NSW Community Hero of the Year Award for NSW Women's Week included Pittwater lady Samantha Hollier-James.

Aware Super NSW Community Heroes are women who work tirelessly for their community; she’s the first to roll up her sleeves to help others, and motivates those around her to contribute to their communities.

Samantha Hollier-James is a co-founder of Tour de Cure, the charity that raises money to fund cancer research, support and prevention programs.

Mrs Hollier-James was inspired to make a difference when her family was affected by cancer. Co-founding Tour de Cure in 2007, the charity has since raised over $75 million and funded 563 Australian cancer research projects, 57 of which have resulted in breakthroughs. 



Autumn In Pittwater 2022

Fungi after all this rain. Photo: Joe Mills, March 7, 2022

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