RIDER FOUNDATION AIM TO BUILD SCHOOLS, SPORTS FACILITIES AND BEACH DEVELOPMENT HOUSES GLOBALLY TO START HEALING BROKEN SOULS AND BUILDING A SOLID FUTURE, BY WAY OF OCEAN PADDLE SPORTS, HEALTH AND FITNESS.
What is Rider Foundation?
The Rider Foundation is here to help give others a voice and tools to live a confident life, free of inner conflict and on their terms. Founder Damien Rider suffered from PTSD from child abuse, for 32 years haunted, until he learned the tools to rid his demons. Rider Foundation aims to build training institutes to share the tools with others struggling through their own adversity. Rider Houses will be built to give further support to kids in need, with programs and role models to help guide them through the next stages of life. Rider Foundation will continue to create programs and events for everyone globally to join the momentum to motivate, inspire and support others to reach their goals, no matter how big or small. Everyone matters, making Rider Foundation the people's foundation, built on integrity and honesty, by people who know what it's like to be on your last legs of hope, and know you to, can Rise Above.
Here is a recap of a week with many challenges and triumphs. The first challenge was a ‘Pedal Against Child Abuse' in which Damien Rider Athlete rode a 100kg 1950’s Rickshaw 260km from Noosa to Surfers Paradise. The second was a ‘Push Against Child Abuse’ in which Damien and supporters pushed a 2 tonne Ute from Surfers Paradise to Coolangatta. The third challenge was a ‘Paddle Against Child Abuse’ in which Damien and a group of supporters paddled from Coolangatta to Currumbin. There were also 2 community events. A free open air cinema screening of the movie ‘Heart of the Sea’, a documentary of Damien Riders 800km unassisted paddle from the Gold Coast to Sydney. Secondly a free stand-up paddle session at Currumbin Boatshed. The purpose of the Child Abuse Awareness Week was to create a strong community awareness, and a movement to inspire and support others giving them a voice to help transform their lives against and beyond child abuse.
ON JUNE 27TH, 2016 DAMIEN RIDER BEGAN A PHYSICAL ENDURANCE CHALLENGE NO MAN HAS COMPLETED BEFORE; SKATEBOARDING THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF HISTORIC ROUTE 66, RAISING AWARENESS FOR CHILD ABUSE AND CHANGING LIVES OF THOUSANDS ALONG THE WAY. ROLLING ON FOUR WHEELS OVER 3,795 KILOMETERS, DAMIEN GAVE A VOICE TO OTHERS DEALING WITH TRAUMA AND LET THEM KNOW THERE ARE PEOPLE TO HELP.
Making some noise
PHUKET: As part of his battle against child abuse, Damien Rider successfully circumnavigated Phuket on his standup paddle board (SUP), despite the dense Indonesian haze leaving him lost at sea earlier this month. Mr Rider, a victim of child abuse, first caught the media’s attention with Paddle Against Child Abuse (Rider Foundation) when he completed […]
When it comes to toughness in sport, from both a mental and physical standpoint, Damien Rider ticks all of the boxes. On January 24th 2015 he completed a solo 800km board paddle from Coolangatta (Gold Coast) to Bondi (Sydney) to raise awareness for his organisation ‘Paddle Against Child Abuse’ (Rider Foundation). A feat which left […]
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