The Sam Roberts Family Fund

The Sam Roberts Family Fund is dedicated to the memory of Sam Roberts who passed away on April 19, 2005 at the age of 4 years 10 months. 

Sam fought a courageous battle with Niemann-Pick Disease Type C, a rare neurological degenerative disease of which there is no cure. There are only 500 known cases of this disease in the world. 

The Sam Roberts Family Fund proudly supports the Paediatric Palliative Care Service of the Adelaide Women's and Children's Hospital. In particular, The Sam Roberts Family Fund supports families in South Australia who have children battling rare diseases.

Approximately 50% of children diagnosed with a terminal illness have a rare disease of some type. Currently there is little funding or support for such children and their families.

Since 2006 The Sam Roberts Fund has raised over $650,000 through the promotion of its "Cycle 4 Sam" fund-raising, epic bike rides.

Cycle 4 Sam "7"-Tour of the Eyre Peninsula, commences in Port Lincoln on 18 April 2018. This year's ride is a 900km regional tour of the Eyre Peninsula with overnight stops at Coffin Bay, Elliston, Cleve and Tumby Bay before concluding in Port Lincoln on Monday 23 April. Our goal is to raise a further $60,000 towards the WCH Foundation Beach House at Encounter Lakes. The Beach House will enable families who have children with rare, life-limiting illnesses to have a holiday together, creating special memories

Construction on the WCHF Beach House is due to commence in mid 2018.

View the Cycle 4 Sam "7" - Tour of the Eyre Peninsula Trailer HERE:

Recent News

Cycle 4 Sam 7 2018 - "Tour of the Eyre Peninsula" announced 23-Dec-2017

Cycle 4 Sam celebrates 10 years on September 3 14-Aug-2016

Cycle 4 Sam "10 Year Anniversary" Team Kit available for purchase 10-Aug-2016

Cycle 4 Sam 2016 is announced 04-May-2016

Cycle 4 Sam "Ray Vega Jazz Show" a huge success 18-May-2015

Go Loans announced as new sponsor of Cycle 4 Sam 03-Sep-2014

Good comes from tragedy 03-Jul-2014

10 years on, still riding for our Sam 01-Apr-2014

RESPECT - The Aretha Franklin Tribute Show 06-Mar-2014

PRESS RELEASE: Cycle4Sam 5 announced for week before Easter 2014 20-Dec-2013

Cycle 4 Sam "5" 2014 is launched 12-Nov-2013

South Australian Palliative Care Awards announced 15-Oct-2013

Sam's lasting legacy. Fundraising parents win Care and Compassion Medal. 03-Oct-2013

Roberts family win Pride of Australia Medal 26-Sep-2013

Cycle 4 Sam to compete in Murray Bridge 24 hour Pedal Prix 16-Sep-2013

Pride of Australia State Finalists 2013 16-Sep-2013

Rohan Dennis wins the Tour of Alberta 09-Sep-2013

Cycle4Sam funds palliative care art therapist 23-Jul-2013

Cycle 4 Sam receives "Pride of Australia Award" nomination 13-Jul-2013

Leroy Jones plays to a packed house in Cycle 4 Sam fundraiser. 14-May-2013

Leroy Jones to perform at Cycle 4 Sam Fundraiser on May 11 26-Mar-2013

Cow boy rounds up a herd of cyclists at the TDU 01-Feb-2013

Mega Bike launches the "Cycle 4 Sam Mega Ride" 05-Nov-2012

Yorke Peninsula Country Times October 3, 2012 10-Oct-2012

The Southern Cross Article October 2012 04-Oct-2012

Cycle 4 Sam 2012 Daily Blogs 03-Oct-2012

East Torrens Messenger September 24, 2012 03-Oct-2012

The Cycle 4 Sam peloton has returned to Adelaide 02-Oct-2012

Rest day brings reflection, great fund raising support 28-Sep-2012

Two days completed, much ground covered 26-Sep-2012

Cycle 4 Sam on Channel 10 News 20-Sep-2012

Harris donation puts Cycle4Sam in the pink 10-Sep-2012

Cycle 4 Sam Quiz Night raises $16,400 29-Aug-2012

Up to 300 Adelaidians turn out for Cycle4Sam 26-Aug-2012

Quiz Night Silent and Live Auction items 23-Aug-2012

Win an iPad 3 at the Cycle 4 Sam Quiz night 20-Aug-2012

Cycle 4 Sam featured on ABC 891 radio 14-Aug-2012

Congratulations Rohan Dennis 10-Aug-2012

Remember what it's all about 05-Aug-2012

Cycle 4 Sam Quiz Night 25-Jul-2012

Cycle 4 Sam cyclist completes L'etape du Tour 23-Jul-2012

Cycle 4 Sam IV training has commenced 22-Jul-2012

"Shining His Star" has been released on Youtube 14-Jul-2012

Shuby vs Dutchy June 2012 08-Jul-2012

Sunday Mail 26/9/10 08-Jul-2012

Bendigo Advertiser September 2010 18-Jun-2012

Eastern Messenger September 2010 18-Jun-2012

Independent Daily October 2008 18-Jun-2012

How to make news items. 04-Jun-2012

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