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Susannah Cass

Susannah survived The Great Pacific Race 2014

pushing myself to the limit for Mark Pollock Trust because they're pushing the boundaries of spinal research.

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  • Team members: Duncan Tebb, Matt Lasky, John Wagner
  • Event: The Great Pacific Race 2014, 07 Jun 2014 to 31 Jul 2014

Mark Pollock Trust

We Inspire people to achieve more than they thought possible

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page, welcome aboard! 

This summer I survived hypothermic cold, tropical heat, blisters in unspeakable places, bird-strike, squid-strike and a close call with not one but two hurricanes as I rowed over 2,400 miles from California to Hawaii. The challenge took my team, the Pacific Warriors, 57 days, 5 hours and 45 minutes of constant rowing in 3 hour shifts 24 hours a day. It was quite an experience! 

Aside from surviving, one of my main aims was to raise money for the Mark Pollock Trust. Please help me contribute to their fight against spinal cord injury.

Right, got that, but why the Mark Pollock Trust?

You'll understand if you watch Mark's TEDx talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rMYfiRNT7g

I only went for a long row. Mark has raced across deserts, polar icecaps, seas and mountains, he was himself a Trinity oarsman and is by far the most pioneering explorer of all environmental, physical and mental challenges that I have ever met, bar none. Mark went blind while at college and in 2010 was in an accident which left him paralysed. The Mark Pollock Trust exists to help him continue to explore the frontiers of human endurance - using his own body to pioneer research in the fight against spinal cord injury.

Find out more at www.markpollocktrust.org

As someone much more eloquent than me once said "What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy. And joy is, after all, the end of life. We do not live to eat and make money. We eat and make money to be able to enjoy life. That is what life means and what life is for." - George Mallory, Everest pioneer

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