Canoeing for Aria
(For those who do not know Aria, please read the About section of this website for more information and his story)
The Canoeing For Aria Challenge
In memory of Aria, Dr Tim Molitor and Dr Danny Magona are canoeing from Birmingham Medical School to Manchester, where Aria worked as a paediatric doctor. This begins the journey of their friendship, having met in 2009 at University of Birmingham Medical school. Working many placements together, alongside a love of Tennis, Aria Tim and Danny became close friends. Tim and Danny are canoeing to raise funds for the Brain Tumour Research, canoeing more than 100 miles over 5 days.
This begins the journey of their friendship, having met in 2009 at University of Birmingham Medical school. They became close friends through the medical school tennis club and shared many memories both on and off the courts.
Tim and Danny have completed numerous challenges together, including cycling John O' Groats to Lands end during their final year of medical school and then canoeing the Great Glenn Way in Scotland in 2018. They were keen to create a fresh challenge with meaning, in memory of their close friend, Aria.
The mission is to Canoe from Birmingham to Manchester to raise funds for the Brain Tumour Research, canoeing more than 100 miles over 5 days. They will canoe through the canal networks, camping where possible en-route and portaging dozens of locks across on their journey.
The route will take them from Birmingham Medical school - Wolverhampton - Great Haywood - Stoke - Macclesfield and finishing in Manchester City Centre.
Why not join them on the tow-paths along their journey? Updates on their progress will be posted on their Instagram page.
Any donations would be hugely appreciated.
Date: 18th - 22nd July 2021
Location: Starting at Birmingham Medical School, and ending at Manchester
Fundraising Link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/canoeing-for-aria-nikjooy