ONE of the Gold Coast’s toughest athletes will show off his softer side in his next sporting event.
Ironman and Olympian Ky Hurst is one of three professional athletes to join forces to create a ‘Wonder Team’ of sporting legends at the Mooloolaba Triathlon and make a sick kid’s dream come true.
Six-year-old Oscar was diagnosed with stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma at just three years of age, but he hasn’t let that stop him from making a difference.
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Oscar has become an inspirational ambassador for the Children’s Hospitals Foundation which relies on donations to fund medical research to help cure childhood illnesses and needs to recruit at least 40 people to complete the Wonder Team and raise a goal of $30,000 for the charity.
Hurst has signed on to be part of the team to compete in next month’s Subaru Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival, along with professional cyclist Josh Maeder and triathlon legend Jason Shortis.
“My career has relied on being fit and healthy, but I don’t take for granted that illness can strike myself or my 15-month-old son at any time,” Hurst said.
“As a father, Oscar’s story resonated with me and I’m only too happy to lend my sporting ability to help raise funds for this cause,” he added.
The Children’s Hospital Foundation is the official charity partner for the Triathlon, but Oscar still needs a minimum of 40 people to join the Wonder Team before registrations close on 21st February.
To join Oscar’s Wonder Team at the Mooloolaba Triathlon, Friday 14 to Sunday 16 March, or find out more about the event, visit the foundation’s website or phone 1300 SICK KIDS (1300 7425 5437).