The second inaugural Lizard Cruise will meet at 10 am at the Vellenoweth Green in St. Heliers on Saturday, March 14th.
The registration fee is $20 (donated to this page - please bring your emailed receipt) and is directly donated to the NZ Mental Health Foundation for its good mahi in Suicide Prevention & Resources and Suicide Bereavement Peer Support programmes. Lizard Cruise patches will be available on site.
The ride is a celebration of Aaron "Lizard" Calman's life - husband, brother, friend and boss - who we lost in November of 2018. As we ride down Tamaki drive from St. Heliers, we will drive past Dos Amigos, the restaurant that he owned and we all make plenty of noise.
Breakfast meet up offered at Mission Bay Cafe - 20% of all sales for Lizard Cruise participants will be donated to the Mental Health Foundation
After Ride meet up offered at Dos Amigos - 20% of all sales for Lizard Cruise participants will be donated to the Mental Health Foundation
We will be one solid group riding out to Kaiaua and stopping at Kaiaua Gas. You can continue on the full route with the rest of the Lizard Cruise or choose to head back and meet everyone at Dos Amigos. Be safe, enjoy the ride!
A Letter from Theresa Calman:
I met my husband Aaron in 2003 and we spent 15 fantastic years together and through the years we've had scaly and furry babies. Aaron was a Harley-riding, rock and roll-addict, Star Wars nerd, creative business man and passionate Warriors fan.
In 2012 he suffered an injury which resulted in neck and spinal surgery in 2014. However in late 2016 he started having more issues and in 2018 had to undergo another 8 hour neck surgery. Despite the surgeries he still suffered chronic pain, some days he said it was like walking on glass. The pain and medication he had to take affected his ability to live his everyday life. Pain became a normal part of life.
In November 2018, Aaron committed suicide. This was completely unexpected.
The Lizard Cruise is a ride in memory of Aaron to some of his favourite places. - Theresa
If you would like additional collateral (posters, stickers, buckets etc.) for your office or business to help fundraise for the NZ Mental Health Foundation on behalf of the Lizard Cruise - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org