World Transplant Games
Samantha Riley and Michael Bohl join forces to help prepare transplant athletes for World Transplant Games.
Keep Watch Ambassador Samantha Riley awarded Royal Life Saving Associate Award
Royal Life Saving Keep Watch Ambassador, Samantha Riley was awarded an Associate Award by Shayne Baker, President, Royal Life Saving at Parliament House, Canberra in November in recognition for the hard work and support offered to Royal Life Saving and the Keep Watch Program.
Samantha Riley has been an ambassador of the Keep Watch toddler drowning prevention campaign for six years now.
Samantha is an Olympic swimmer and mother of two young boys who understands the need for water safety education to combat the tragic toddler drowning rates in Australia. “I am very proud to be working in partnership with Royal Life Saving as the ambassador for the KEEP WATCH program” Samantha says. KEEP WATCH is a program aimed at drowning prevention of children in the 0-5 age group. Tragically, this is the age group which has the highest rate of drowning in Australia. On average one young life is lost every week in Australia, with children drowning in swimming pools, dams, rivers, lakes, bath tubs, nappy buckets and fish ponds. Samantha hopes, through her partnership with Royal Life Saving and the KEEP WATCH education program, “this horrific drowning statistic can be reduced.”
Sam Riley – Ambassador for the Mater Healthy Start Program
Mater Healthy Start
The New Year is a great time to kick start those healthy habits. Queenslanders can do something life changing this January by taking up a healthy habit, or give up a bad one, for one month and raise funds for patient care and medical research at Mater. Increasing exercise or improving your diet can have huge health benefits including reducing your risk of life-threatening and life-changing illness like cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
Feel feel better this January in three easy steps:
1. Challenge yourself to take up a healthy activity for the month (for example, walking half an hour each day).
2. Feel the health benefits of this change.
3. Ask your friends and family to sponsor you online and raise funds to help Mater provide exceptional care to patients and conduct world-class research into diseases like cancer and diabetes.
If you’re keen to make a healthy change, visit www.materhealthystart.org.au to register your interest now!