Australian Youth Against Cancer (AYAC), the charity founded by Caringbah resident Chris Boyd, has made the semi finals of the Young Social Pioneers competition. I wasn’t entirely sure what this was either, but it is certainly admirable to say the least. We blogged about AYAC here.
This competition is run by the Foundation for Young Australians, which is part of a wider international group called the International Youth Foundation, who recognise and reward youth-based leadership initiatives. This is a very impressive accolade to obtain on an international scale, and recognises Chris’s efforts over the past few months.
Chris will be flown to Melbourne next week where he will have the opportunity to present his charity (AYAC) to a panel of judges, who will determine the overall winner. He will discuss upcoming fundraising events as well as the infrastructure he has already set up.
Chris is still organising an AYAC group to run together in the upcoming Sutherland to Surf as a way to raise money for the charity. To join this running group, donate to AYAC or to find out more about their upcoming endeavours, including the Murray River paddle, check out their website.
We wish Chris the best of luck in Melbourne.