Sam Burgess

Sam and Luke Burgess Empire State 500 page

Fundraising for Rugby League Cares
raised of A$100,000 target
by 38 supporters
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Event: Empire State 500, on 2 May 2020
Rugby League Cares

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We support the Rugby League family to enable everyone to be best they can be.


Hi all,

We both enjoyed great careers in Rugby League and owe a lot to the sport - this is our chance to put something back.

Calling time on our careers  was not easy for either of us but our problems were put into sharp perspective before Christmas when news broke that Rob Burrow had been diagnosed with motor neurone disease. It's a horrible condition and one we know all too well: we lost our dad, Mark, to MND back in 2007.

Rob may not be the tallest bloke to ever play Rugby League but he's a giant of a man who never gave less than 100 per cent on the field. His diagnosis with MND is too cruel. 

The RL family have been brilliant in raising money for Rob and his family and now that we're retired, we are perfectly placed to do our part.

In May, we'll be joining the brilliant charity Rugby League Cares on the UK Red Empire State 500, an epic off-road cycle ride from Niagara Falls in the US to the Big Apple. 

Leaving Niagara on Sunday May 3, we'll spend the next six days covering 500 miles through the state of New York, following the Erie Canal, Iroquois River and Appalachian trail on my way to Manhattan. 

It's going to be tough but with your support we'll get through it - every dollar I raise will be split between Rob Burrow and RL Cares, the sport's official charity in the UK who do such a fantastic job looking after player welfare and supporting people across the RL community when they most need it. 

Please give what you can and show your support for the riders on the Empire State 500 - and more importantly, Rob Burrow and Rugby League Cares.

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Rugby League Cares

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Rugby League Cares is dedicated to supporting the Rugby League family and its local communities. Our work focuses on four key areas Welfare, Benevolent Fund, Grants and Heritage. We nurture the past, present and future of the game.

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