No pain, no gain – pair get ready for 24-hour challenge

No pain, no gain – pair get ready for 24-hour challenge

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Friends Ben Luckens and Harley Cupitt will be rowing for 24-hours straight this weekend to raise money and awareness for the Cancer Council. Photograph — Aaron Van Rongen

Two fitness enthusiasts will put their bodies to the test this weekend to endure a challenge like no other all in the name of charity.

Good friends Ben Luckens and Harley Cupitt will take part in a mammoth 24-hour straight rowing event at F45 Training Byford to raise money and awareness for the Cancer Council.

The pair will alternate every hour or so in the hope of completing over 300 kilometres.

F45 Training Byford director Mr Luckens said he had always wanted to do something like this but he was given a push in the right direction after hearing that one of his client’s husbands had their cancer return.

“The pain we will be going through on Friday and Saturday will be nothing compared to what cancer patients and their family’s go through,” he said.

“I am hoping it will be a fun, rewarding event and maybe we could make it a yearly one.”

Mr Cupitt said he couldn’t let his mate do it alone and was excited for the tough challenge ahead.

“I’m hoping this promotes more people to get involved with fundraising and to maybe do something like this themselves,” he said.

“The door is always open to donate to cancer research but I believe little challenges like this get more people involved with the awareness of the cause.”

The pair will be rowing from 9.30am Friday to 9.30am Saturday and hope to raise close to $10,000 for the Cancer Council.

To donate visit https://www.doitforcancer.com.au/fundraisers/ benluckens