Sam O'Reilly

I'm paddling to support Cancer Council Victoria

As most of you know we lost our dad John a year and a half ago to skin cancer. 

For a long time I have thought about what Cancer fundraiser I could join and this one is THE one. 

Dad was one of the keenest paddle boarders around. His small stature gave him the best balance. His ability to surf a wave in, turn the board around and paddle back out for the next one bloody impressed me. 

I was not blessed with his balance so this will be a fun 10kms of struggle but for a great cause. 

Every year over 31,600 Victorians hear the words ‘you have cancer’. Their lives will change in an instant, as will those of the people around them.


I'm helping Cancer Council Victoria to change this by joining Australia's largest stand up paddle event. 

By supporting me, you’ll be funding ground-breaking cancer research, prevention programs and support services that offer a helping hand to all people affected by cancer.

My Achievements

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Raised $300

Raised $600

Raised $1000

Thank you to my supporters

$25

Marty Box

Well done Sam and Billy

$25

Beth Seamer

$60

Heather Smillie

You’re awesome! Congrats on raising so much money for such a worthy cause xx

$60

Linda Muller

$50

Fiona Yeaman

Well done!

$60

Alistair Stewart

$100

Cameron Fink

Go you paddle-boarding demon!

$100

Mark Edwards

$30

Melissa Clarke

Love everything thing about this effort. Go you good thing.

$30

Wendy Miller

Losing a father (or anyone) to cancer just really sucks. Thanks for doing this to help maybe save someone else’s dad.

$60

Anonymous

$40

Kb Barker

$20

Clare Meeker

$50

Matias Bettinsoli

Great work brother!!!

$10

Katharine Dircks

$25

Mychau Hoang

Have fun! Great job x

$100

Ian Busch

Great work Sam, for a good cause

$25

Rob Doyle

$100

Jacqui Hill

Go get em Sam! Xo

$60

Georgia Kemp

Good luck mate. Reckon your dad would be super proud. Xxx

$60

Birchy

Love ya x

$30

Willy Molendyk

$50

Hem

Good luck Sam!

$50

Mick Lyons

Stay cool.

$50

Danny Miller

You’re a superstar! If I ever come home, I’ll be knocking on your door with a paddle board strapped to the car.

$60

Julia O'reilly

$30

Peter Lynch

$25

Chris Mccallum

$25

Melissa Henshaw

$100

Katie Sanders

Great work Sam!

$20

Elly, Brendan And Sadie

Beautiful Sam - what a great person you are and a credit to your lovely dad

$20

Hamish, Mish & T Dog

Paddle your ass/ arms off Sam. You’ve done an awesome job with the fundraising, I’m sure your dad will smiling tomorrow.

$100

Jason Burrough

Doing a great thing... ... that's a paddlin'.

$25

Adam Renn

Huge effort Sam, well done and good luck for the paddle!

$100

Anneke Maibom

Well done Sam, John would be so proud. x

$25

Joey & Greg

Good luck Sam & Billie. It'll be a hot one, but hopefully still waters and no wind

$65

Jasmine Kathage

Smash it out, mate!

$100

Irene Scott

$25

Georgia W

$100

Marisa Brown And Chris Tomkins

Well done, dude. Your dad would be super-proud, I have no doubt - have a great time on the weekend!

$10

Bec Mckenry

Awesome and inspiring!

$60

Tom Chapman

$20

Helen Doyle

$21

Jess Allison

$79

Sam Mckay That’s A Paddling.

Good luck hope you make it all the way to 9.9km on the board.

$60

Kate Barsby

Love your work mate

$60

Jo Mullan

Good luck Sam!

$75

Jane Register

Nice one Sam! This is for my Dad and the memory of your Dad.

$100

Jillian Busch

All the best Sam!

$250

Sam O'reilly Samurai Av

A little extra from my own business. Sam O'Reilly

$60

Ash

$250

Chris & Tania Holmes

Good stuff guys, hope you have a great time.

$100

Jack White

Great idea Sam & Billie - yer da woulda been proud.

$20

Simon Lawlor

What a great way to honor your Dad. Good luck out there. Stay tough.

$25

Jo May

Good luck Sam and Billy

$100

Loretta

On ya mate!!

$10

Matthew Mccann

You’re a legend like your old man

$50

Kath Wheatley-carter

Well done Sam!

$10

Kate Parker

$60

Maureen O’keeffe

Go Sam !

$60

Hugh Mcmurrich

$20

Claire Coghill

$50

Gerard And Kate O'reilly

Perfect fundraiser Sam. Hope the paddle goes well next weekend.

$60

Tom Collins

On ya Samauri!

$150

Graeme Busch

$250

Sam Haldane

Good luck and try to have fun Sam!

$100

Margot Busch

And you'll be on John's board - very fitting. Enjoy the post-paddle spa bath.

$100

Thomas Palka

Hey Sam! Wishing you success in the paddle -- and I'm sure your Dad will be with you in spirit. I miss him, still catch myself often wanting to share something with him, only to find out I no longer can :( All the best, tom.

$30

Michelle Stavrakis

All the best.

$100

Orietta Wheatley

I love that you are doing this in memory of your dad.

$50

Nic James

Hang loose bruv. You tenacity and love of a challenge is always inspiring.

$60

Dane Cody

Good work Sam, you’ll nail it.

$100

Aster Caplan

Good luck Sam!

$60

Laia

Good luck Sam! Can't wait to read all about it :)