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.
Cycle 4 Sam celebrates 10 years on September 3 14-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
Cycle 4 Sam "5" 2014 is launched 12-Nov-2013
Roberts family win Pride of Australia Medal 26-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
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
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
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