Spinal Life Australia will be bringing a special event to Cairns to raise awareness of the daily challenges faced by people with spinal cord injury, while raising funds for the Spinal Life Healthy Living Centre.
Take My Seat will be held at Coles Earlville on 18 September 2019 during Disability Action Week (15 to 22 September) and will see participants from the Far North Queensland community compete against each other to complete their grocery lists while using a wheelchair.
The event is set to be a fun, light-hearted competition which will also give competitors an insight into the day-to-day challenges faced by people with spinal cord damage that most people don’t even think about.
The Cairns community are invited to come along from 7am on the day to enjoy a provided breakfast and cheer on the contestants.
Coles Earlville are also using the event as an opportunity to consider accessibility in the store for shoppers who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices.
Just visit our event fundraising page on Raisely , find your favourite Far North Queensland participant and donate to help them get to the top of the leaderboard!
You’ll also be supporting the Healthy Living Centre in Cairns, which will provide accessible accommodation, a rehabilitation gym, specialised allied health services, a community café and more.
To support your favourite entrant, visit https://takemyseat.raisely.com
Click here to learn more about the Spinal Life Healthy Living Centre.