Gary Ross – Squat Deadlift Challenge

A massive thank you to Gary Ross, former Rugby League player for South Sydney and Eastern Suburbs and owner of Rossco’s Complete Health & Fitness Studio for recently completing a Squat & Deadlift Superset Challenge and raising funds for the Foundation.  Gary Ross smashed out 508 reps of squats and deadlifts, a total of 34,000kgs in 39mins, […]


Meet the Rehabilitation Team – Georgia Carter

My name is Georgia Carter, I am Exercise Physiologist at Making Strides. In my spare time I train for Olympic weightlifting and I love to spend time at the beach. I am an Exercise Physiologist at Making Strides. The thing I love the most about my work is that every day is slightly different, there […]


August Research Update

It has been a busy start to the year for the Spinal Injury Project Team! Cleaning Up the Injury Site Project This project, funded by the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation, led by Associate Professor Jenny Ekberg is analysing how cells isolated from the nose – known as olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) – can clean up the […]


Gold Coast Local Charities Luncheon

On Thursday 18th August we were very grateful to be the beneficiary of the Gold Coast Local Charities Luncheon at Edgewater Restaurant.  The lunch was organised by Pam Sturgess and the organising committee of this monthly luncheon and what a wonderful lunch it was!  The Foundation in partnership with My Jewellery Shop held a key […]


Nick Dempsey kicks off the Volunteer Ambassador Program 

Recently we were thrilled to officially launch our Volunteer Ambassador Speaking program! Nick Dempsey shared his story with the Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) which is a significant international Rotary youth program.  Nick inspired this impressive group of young people by talking about how life can derail your plans, but there is always a Plan […]


Treatment For Paralysis A Step Closer

An Australian-first rehabilitation trial considered the next crucial step in treating paralysis will now proceed after a record donation from the country’s leading spinal injury research foundation. The $450,000 commitment from The Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation (PCSRF) will allow five people with paralysis to complete an intensive 16-week training program at a state-of-the-art facility […]


New Podcast – Chunk of Change featuring Perry Cross out this great podcast featuring Perry Cross. In this conversation Perry reminds us that the loneliness and isolation we’ve felt during COVID-19 lockdowns is a normal daily experience for many Australian’s living with a disability. As someone who’s defied the odds over and over again, Perry’s philosophy on how to make the ‘impossible possible’ is […]


Joy’s Birthday Gift

A huge shout out to Joy Heenan who recently selflessly decided to encourage her friends and family to raise money for our Foundation for her birthday. Together they raised over $2,500 for our Sustained Functional Therapy Trial! Joy had a horse-riding accident on the 24th of December in 2010 and became a T6 complete paraplegic. […]


Perry Cross is recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

A huge congratulations to our Founder and Executive President, Perry Cross, who has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to people living with a spinal cord injury and as a role model. At the age of 19 Perry was severely injured in a rugby union tackle at Ballymore in […]


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