Michael O'Keeffe

Riding 500km's to change lives

My Activity Tracking

530
kms

My target 500 kms

I'm fundraising for a great cause!

I’m doing the JDRF One Ride to raise funds for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research! This means I will be riding from 1st to 30th September 2021 to achieve my KM target while competing against other cyclists across Australia.

This year is particularly significant for the T1D community as it marks 100 years since the discovery of insulin. Despite many advances in the past century, insulin remains the only treatment option for people living with type 1 diabetes. This means the needles, injections, finger pricks, bulky devices and constant monitoring remain a part of everyday life for anyone living with this condition. 

JDRF is the largest funder of T1D research in the world and believes we shouldn't have to wait another 100 years for the next major breakthrough.

DONATE NOW to support me so we can help change the lives of more than 125,000 Australians living with T1D.

Let’s make type 1 diabetes a memory, not a milestone. Thank you!

My Updates

JDRF ride goals 👍

Sunday 19th Sep
Huge thanks to everyone for their support. I have reached both the fundraising goals already. I’ve riden 530km & raised $1003. Today I rode simply for pleasure & enjoyed a Sunday morning coffee. The bikes up on the stand for its 500km service 😜 I imagine I’ll continue my daily rides for pleasure & of course would appreciate if anyone wants to still donate, open for the whole month of Sept. 🚴‍♂️

Half way update!

Wednesday 15th Sep
Well huge thank you to everyone who has donated. We are only half way through the month & already we have nearly reached our goal. We are at 461km of the anticipated 500km & together we have raised $899 of the $1000 goal.  Please keep sharing & donate if you can..once our goal is reached we may change the stakes for more incentive.. stay tuned 😉

Day 7 update!

Tuesday 7th Sep
I’ve reached 205km already😊 Double ride today, 25km while the family slept this morning then I roped Donna in to join me for another 25km this afternoon. A beautiful ride from Kingscliff to the Cabarita headland & back.
We are going strong and working towards reaching our goal, please continue to share & donate 💙

Day 3!

Friday 3rd Sep
Not as many km today but I had my little wingman and motivation with me 14km together with some gelato at the end :)

Day 1 update

Wednesday 1st Sep
Day 1 of the ride challenge & I'm 40km into the 500km goal. Thank you to everyone who has donated & shared this page. Please continue to share & donate if you can 🚲

Thank you :)

Saturday 28th Aug
Just reaching out to say thank you to those who have already donated. Every cent helps towards this great cause. 
Not long now and I'll be on my bike :)
Please feel free to share my page, send to your friends. 
Stay safe and much live to all. 

Riding to honour Jaida

Sunday 8th Aug
My little girl Jaida was diagnosed with T1DM at only 18mths & has had the benefit of the  advancement of diabetes management to help her live her life to the fullest. We as a family are grateful for all the support the JDRF community offer to families living with T1DM & the daily struggles that come with it. Jaida, now 8 yrs old shows us every day strength, determination & courage &  doesn't let diabetes stop her from living life to the fullest, dancing & peforming & showing everyone that living with T1DM will not stand in her way. I want to show Jaida &  JDRF our appreciation and will be riding 500km throughout the month of September. All donations will go to JDRF & the ongoing research to allow family's like us to support their loved ones live their best life. Please dig deep for this great cause.

Thank you to my Sponsors

$104

Karen Brusek

Good work Mike and Don....It's a good cause...🤗

$104

Kylie Mcleod & Brad Hulm

Well done, keep going 🙂

$104

Clayton Flood

$104

Michael O'keeffe

$72.80

Bett (jaida) O'keeffe

I donate my bottle money to my dad cause his thr best dad in the world

$52

Donna O'keeffe

$50

Drew Willard

Well done Mike say hello to Jaida for Marj and Drew

$50

Scott Stephens

$50

Nick Hewton

$50

Coral Jankowiak

Luv to all of you.

$31.20

Elana Metcalfe

What a great cause, you’ve got this in the bag xx

$26

Matthew Hawkins

Keep pedaling mate…..

$26

Chris Siddall

Good luck Mick ya legend!

$26

Tania Austen

Good luck Mick! Hope you reach your goal :)

$26

Carmen

Hi Mo sorry I couldn't do more.. goodluck your a hero to your family..love Carmen xx

$26

Gavin And Linda

Good on ya Micko👍👍👍

$26

Lisa Brown

Great job Cuz

$25

Ayla Montero

$25

Nicole Graham

Great job Michael, happy to donate to such a beautiful family and such a great cause. Xxx

$25

Michael O'keeffe