Dr. Rob Dunn has been quite a keen recreational cyclist. Along with his wife, Patricia, he has completed two Great Victorian Bike Rides in 2004 and 2009 and even completed a 220km Around the Bay in a Day ride in 2005..!
When Dr. Dunn joined Rotary Club of Box Hill Central earlier this year, he was introduced to the club’s international project, Operation Cleft. The idea to “come out of retirement” and do the 100km Sorrento to Docklands ride in October 2018 was born in order to support of Operation Cleft!
Children with cleft palate are ostracised by society in Bangladesh, but surgery is not an option for many because it is not covered by their public health care system. Operation Cleft provides free surgery to repair cleft lips and palates, giving Bangladeshi children the opportunity to lead a normal life, get an education, build a social network and contribute to society, for just $AUD300 per operation.
Dr. Dunn is excited to about the campaign and the challenge to make a difference to many disadvantaged children born with cleft lip/palate who can’t afford the corrective surgery.
We hope you will join Dr Dunn in his journey, support him and help Operation Cleft Australia continue to provide free cleft lip and palate surgeries for poor children in Bangladesh.
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