HELP CURE CHILDHOOD CANCER:

Ride For Lily 2022

April 2022

Matthew Bouw

Matthew Bouw

My transition to a MAMIL (middle-aged man in lycra) began on an indoor rider during the 2020 lockdown. Exercise has always been a huge part of my life and with the world on hold, I turned to riding in an attempt to keep my fitness levels up and also to help rehabilitate some old footy injuries. Before long, I found myself on a road bike tackling hills, mountains and highways alongside my good mate David Preston (aka Lou Rubino) with the odd coffee and South Melbourne Market dim sim thrown in for good measure. I figured that all the kms in my legs must surely be able to contribute to a greater cause so when my wife, Sonja, suggested the Live for Lily Foundation, it was a no brainer. This will be my first ‘Ride for Lily’ and I will once again be riding alongside David, this time in memory of his beautiful boy, Alexander Michael Preston, who lost his battle with cancer in 2009. With 100% of the proceeds going towards the Zero Childhood Cancer program, Sonja and I have decided to match, dollar for dollar, all of the donations from my sponsors. Thank you very much for supporting me on this pursuit and more importantly, for helping this life changing cause.

Sponsor Matthew for
The Ride For Lily 2022

207 %

$41,313  Raised, 
$20,000 Target
  1. Name

    Donation

    Comment

  2. Matthew & Sonja Bouw

    $299.00

    Matching more incredible donations. HUGE thanks for all your amazing support xx

  3. Shaun Jenkinson

    $200.00

    Top effort for giving it a go with a busted knee. Chapeau Matt ! Great cause.

  4. Kris Stevens

    $74.00

    Good work on making it through!

  5. Carla Rayner

    $25.00

    Great cause

  6. Matt & Sonja Bouw

    $1,522.00

    Matching more incredible donations. Thank you so very much for all of your support xx

  7. SABINA GRUETZNER

    $150.00

    Woop! Go Matt!!! Xx

  8. Noelle Monahan

    $74.00

    Jason Bourne better watch out!

  9. Scales Family

    $250.00

    Great effort, and a great cause

  10. Ognjenka Formosa

    $25.00

    All the best!

  11. Sanela Arnaut

    $74.00

    Such a worthy cause.

  12. Zoe Foster

    $74.00

    Best of luck MB!

  13. Beck and Jeff Parker

    $250.00

    What an incredible commitment and equally incredible friendship you have with Dave. JP and I are very proud of you and will be keeping a close watch on your progress over the coming week.

  14. Andrew Lewin

    $250.00

    Well done Matt! You will SMASH IT!!! And well done on all your efforts for a great cause!

  15. Eric & Karlie Gruetzner

    $125.00

    Best of luck Matt!

  16. Jun Sochi

    $250.00

    Big ride for a great cause!

  17. Matt & Sonja Bouw

    $13,835.33

    Matching the incredibly generous donations of my sponsors. Was able to smash my target with all the proceeds going to a truly wonderful cause! xx

  18. Todd Olson

    $74.00

    Good luck!

  19. Colin Wilson

    $250.00

    Good luck Matt - a great cause. Best Wishes

  20. Andrew Dean

    $200.00

    Donation made on the sole condition that I don't have to see you in lycra! Go get 'em.

  21. Shiva Sheth

    $50.00

    Good luck Matt! and for a great cause!!

  22. J, K R &S

    $333.33

    Superb work for a wonderful cause. You’re an inspiration. Kai harch!!

  23. Dominic Brown

    $100.00

    Great cause. Lets hope for limited headwinds and enjoy the "vert"

  24. Rita Gruetzner

    $125.00

    Good luck Matt

  25. Andy Morrison

    $125.00

    Hope most of it is down hill mate :)

  26. Smiths Smiths

    $10,000.00

    May the wind be a your tail. Good luck

  27. Adam & Liz Rechichi

    $74.00

    Well done Matt. Such a worthy cause. All the best with your journey💪🏻 . Adam & Liz xx

  28. Claire Chadwick

    $40.00

    This is Epic! You are amazing 🙌🏻

  29. Vanessa Heuser

    $125.00

    Good luck Matt! Huge inspiration to us all and such a worthwhile cause.

  30. Anshul Jain

    $500.00

    Heart and butt warming initiative for a wonderful cause! Go lap up the miles Matt!

  31. Alexandra Fitzgarrald

    $125.00

    Good luck!

  32. Andy Shepard

    $200.00

    Great cause and all the best with the ride!!

  33. Simon Fenn

    $200.00

    Good luck Matt

  34. Helen Bouw

    $74.00

    Enjoy your ride

  35. Nicole & Gaethan Cutri

    $250.00

    We’ve never seen such an attractive animal in Lycra. Good luck Matty

  36. Julia Lendvai

    $25.00

    A great cause, well done!

  37. Cameron Bertalli

    $500.00

    Best of luck from Patterson Cheney Cars & Trucks

  38. Anna Town

    $200.00

    Great event for a great cause!

  39. Leigh Melbourne

    $250.00

    Great work MB

  40. Chris Cooper

    $100.00

    Matt, 1000k sounds like the Highway to Hell. All the best my friend!!

  41. Dennis Yeo

    $1,000.00

    Fantastic cause Matt. Good luck!!

  42. Jeremy Rich

    $125.00

    Go get em tiger !

  43. Kate Henson

    $100.00

    A great cause and an excellent way to keep you off your mobile

  44. Jason Wyatt

    $250.00

    .

  45. adam mccallum

    $74.00

    Great cause mate hope this can help it!

  46. The Bogaczyk Family

    $74.00

    Awesome - have fun! Wish all you guys the best

  47. Bill Knightly

    $200.00

    Good luck - take pictures when you’re at the toughest part!

  48. SALUMEH COMPANIEH

    $74.00

    BEST OF LUCK MATT!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. Mark Hansen

    $250.00

    Double it for riding over 30kmh avg ;)

  50. Guy Mitchell

    $74.00

    Good luck champ 👍

  51. Paul Naphtali

    $150.00

    Great cause Matt, good luck with the ride

  52. Darren Thomas

    $100.00

    Fantastic idea Matt for a worthy cause. Good luck with the ride.

  53. Campbell Family Campbell

    $250.00

    Such an amazing cause... wishing you all the luck on this massive journey - Huge congrats x

  54. Claire Collier

    $50.00

    Well done Matt for supporting such a crucial cause. Best of luck for your ride! 👍🏼

  55. Joanne Donovan

    $25.00

    Amazing!!!

  56. Mandy Couzens

    $74.00

    .

  57. Melissa Colosimo

    $74.00

    What a beautiful idea - all the best on your ride

  58. Vanessa Kemp

    $125.00

    Well done Matt! Great cause.

  59. Alex & Julia Kaimakamis

    $74.00

    Fantastic effort and cause - Alex and Jules

  60. Andriana Petrou

    $25.00

    🙌🏻

  61. Sinclair Carlie

    $25.00

    Thank you for fundraising….all children should be able to grow into healthy adults. Wishing you a safe journey.

  62. Kim Bibby

    $125.00

    Well done, such a great cause x

  63. Germaine McCarthy

    $50.00

    Wonderful cause, good luck for the ride!

  64. Sukh Kaur

    $125.00

    🙏

  65. Shifa Shah

    $50.00

    Good luck-such a great cause!

  66. Kara Forsythe

    $74.00

    Good luck! Great work Team Bouw! X

  67. Beckwith Family

    $250.00

    Love you are riding together as friends in memory of Alexander 💙

  68. Sean Ellis

    $100.00

    Good luck mate, 1,000km awesome effort and great cause!

  69. Gloria Vickery

    $125.00

    Such a great cause

  70. Dean Toohey

    $74.00

    Great cause mate good luck!

  71. Kris Stevens

    $74.00

    Good job mate!

  72. Emma Norman

    $500.00

    No better cause. All the hearts.

  73. Emily Humphrey

    $50.00

    What a terrific effort! 💛

  74. Paul Cooper

    $125.00

    Cheering you on Matt, a great cause! Kris & Paul

  75. Sonja Bouw

    $5,000.00

    Such an incredible cause, it's my absolute pleasure to kick off your donations :) We are already your biggest supporters but we will be there with you, from Melbourne to the Barossa, cheering you and the L4L crew on! We love you... S, A, A & T

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