April 27, 2010

Riding on a Dream

Meet my friend Rob. 
Rob is one of those rare people you meet in your life.
The kind that puts others before himself and inspires me on a daily basis
Over five years ago, Rob started an organization called Skate4Cancer 
which has grown into a supportive community for young people
affected by cancer. 
Although he does so much to promote cancer prevention, one thing he does
every couple of years is traveling to a country and skateboarding across it.
I made a documentary about his very first skate from LA to Toronto when I was
in Uni and will never forget the day Rob crossed the Canadian border with
Martin Streek by his side. I cut together a shorter version for Youtube-
but if you want to see the full doc. contact me :)

Since then Rob has boarded across Canada, New Zealand and has just skated
a major chunk of Australia. Unfortunately he was injured on this skate and
needs to take some time off to recover but there is no doubt in my mind
he will be back to conquer to remainder of Australia. When he starts
something, he is determined to finish it. 
Rob started his Aussie skate in Sydney where I embraced him and the rest
of the team. I introduced them to my favourite spot in Bondi to watch
the sunset- a place that has played a significant role on my journey. 
I met him with open arms again in Melbourne where the skate community
came together at Prahan Skate Park for a good old Aussie BBQ. When two
teenage boys came up to him and asked him to sign their boards I couldn’t help
but smile :)
It is so amazing to see how Rob has inspired people on a worldwide
level now. They are not only following him, but open their homes up to him
and the team anywhere they go- offering beds, showers, etc. It’s times like
these you realize how beautiful the world really is :)
So be part of the movement and support Rob on his journey.
Check out the website, subscribe to their Youtube Channel and join
their Facebook page to stay updated with events. 
Lets Dream. Love. Cure. together :) 

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