eseller.com.au, Toshiba and Tech Pacific are anxiously awaiting the imminent return of a group of gung-ho jet ski riders, after an exhaustive trip around the circumference of Australia to raise money for cancer research.
eseller's director of sales and marketing, Glenn Price, has been busily working as the director of sponsorship for the Oz Trek 2000, which involves four jet-ski riders riding non-stop around the circumference of the continent to raise money for the Sydney Adventist Hospital Cancer and Extended Care Campaign.
The trip has been pretty hectic so far, with riders having to deal with sharks, big swells and exposure to varying degrees of weather. One rider, Bradley Fraser, has broken his nose and three ribs while navigating some of the more hostile waters around Tasmania, but is determined to ride on.
Technology is playing an important role in the Trek, with the team being supplied with Toshiba lap top computers and mobile phone communications for their three-month voyage. Price says the support the boys have been gaining has been brilliant, with big corporates chipping in for cars, boats, motors, airfare and all the other costs that the project involves, and the public chipping in with donations and purchases of a Cancer Prevention Pack (literature) for around $35.
Price is confident the project can raise $2.5 million for the hospital, and said the support of the community has exceeded the most positive of expectations. Donations can be made by calling 1300 786 105, and all donations go in a draw to win one of the Oz Trek 2000 Sea Doo GSX RFI Jet Skis, which are yet to hit the market. Runner-up prizes include 20 pairs of Julbo Sunglasses, valued at $180 each. The boys are expected back in Sydney Harbour next week.