Boob sled set to turn heads at Saltbar
IT may be a little worse for wear, but the Pink Polar Expedition's 'boob sled' is sleighing into Saltbar..
After an adventurous jaunt in New Zealand, Dr Geoff Wilson will team up with journalist and two-time breast cancer survivor Kate Carlyle for the McGrath Foundation Pink Polar Expedition fundraiser on Friday.
Dr Wilson plans to trek 2700km across Antarctica with his unmissable pink 'boob sled' and is aiming to raise $1 million for the foundation, while boosting breast cancer awareness in young women.
"The sled will be his constant companion on the expedition," Mrs Carlyle said.
"It's looking a little worse for wear at the moment, but it can help Geoff explain the confidence he has that he can complete the expedition.
"But there's a very serious side to all this and it harks back to my breast cancer diagnosis.
"It's just about getting to know their body and encouraging women to check their breasts."
Mrs Carlyle said Mr Wilson and herself were looking forward to showing off the 'boob sled' to a crowd on Friday, with ticket sales apparently booming for the unique lunch.
But there is a serious side to all this and it harks back to my breast cancer diagnosis... It's just about getting to know their body and encouraging women to check their breasts.
"It's absolutely fantastic," Mrs Carlyle said.
"This is a great way to support two Gold Coasters involved in something a little bit out of the ordinary.
"We are so excited, we know there's lots of support from locals here."
The fundraising luncheon will be hosted by Saltbar this Friday, August 16, starting at 11.30am.
Tickets are $55 and bookings, which are essential, can be made by calling 1300 725 822 or by heading to saltbar.com.au.
Dr Wilson hopes to beat the current world record of 64 days for an Antarctic crossing and will be expecting temperatures well below -40 degrees celcius.
If Dr Wilson happens to run into problems he will have to make radio contact with Russian and American research stations for help.