Having avoided standing on the edge of a high-rise building for my entire career, I recently undertook the 2017 Central Park Plunge challenge to raise funds for the Fiona Wood Foundation. On 9 September, I successfully descended 220m (52 storeys) from the top of the Central Park high rise in Perth, and was overwhelmed to receive such strong support from friends, family and colleagues, to meet my fund raising goal of $10,000.
I first became aware of the Fiona Wood Foundation through a colleague who resides on their Board. Learning of Fiona’s story and having heard her speak on numerous occasions, I was inspired by her enthusiasm, passion and emotion towards her work. Being in the leadership space myself, I see her as a truly world class leader and have always been impressed by her incredible journey through life and the significant impact she has had on so many other lives. Through her career she has been able to manage a demanding professional life while staying committed to family.
I am honoured to have taken on this challenge and stepped out of my comfort zone, to help support the life-saving work that Fiona Wood and her Foundation continue to advance for burns victims.
Here’s a video for a glimpse into the challenge.