Shaun Meehan, General Manager – SA at Gallagher Bassett has completed the Pain Revolution Ride from Devonport to Hobart, held to increase awareness and support medical research into the treatment of persistent chronic pain.
This challenging 7-day cycle tour took place 16-23 March 2019 through Australia’s iconic wilderness areas, including Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake in Tasmania. Meehan has personally raised $2,655 in his third year of participation and in total, the Ride generated $96,149.
Expressing gratitude for all those who supported this worthwhile cause Meehan said, “We met people everywhere along the journey who are either currently suffering with pain or thankful for the impact modern pain education and treatment techniques have had on them, driven by members of the Pain Revolution team.”
“Having worked in the personal injury industry for the past 20 years, it is very evident to me that persistent pain has significant impacts on individuals, as well as our broader society. Many of the injured workers we help to remain in, or return to work, endure persistent pain, which obviously has impacts on their lives and those of their families,” he continued.
Pain Revolution is a national organisation focused on ensuring that all Australians have the resources and support within their local communities to prevent and overcome persistent pain. In conjunction with the event, seminars were held at rural centres along the ride route to teach residents of the island state techniques for preventing and overcoming persistent pain.