Motivational Sneakers

Tassie Iconic Walk

We're fundraising to prevent, treat and beat stroke!

Hello, I'm back again to call on you to help us support the Stroke Foundation. This is quite obviously a year like no other and for this year's "Stroke Babies" the challenges will be even greater than I faced. 

To that end, I've upped the ante and am signing up a bunch of likeminded souls to the 2020 Tasmanian Iconic Walk - A 17km hike along the cliff faces and coastline of the Tasman Peninsula on November 7.

Please support this cause anyway you can, be it through donation, learning the FAST message and your personal risk factors for stroke or by spreading the word. Every one of those measures will help improve the figures below:

This year there will be almost 56,000 new and recurrent strokes, that is one stroke every 9 minutes.
Stroke is one of Australia's biggest killers and a leading cause of disability. It kills more women than breast cancer and more men than prostate cancer.

Thank you to our Sponsors

$1,000

Belinda Kendall-white

Go Sneakers!!

$515

Matt Picone

As a family, we’ve benefited immensely from the Stroke Foundation’s knowledge, advocacy and support. Here’s to making the journey that little bit easier for the next survivors!

$515

Johan Von Schmidt

Matt you are a legend and many many thanks for your kind help. We appreciate you being around.

$515

Tim Picone

Inspirational work Matty, keep safe and good luck to all the hikers.

$515

Tony Evans & Kath P

Go for it Matt, Kath and I are so proud of you, and your family

$515

Jackson Motor Company

I am look forward to seeing you Massimo after this short stroll. Good luck

$515

Lili Koch

CONGRATULATIONS MATT !!! on completing the walk ! Well done! I hope that you enjoyed it and got pampered afterwards! Best wishes to you and the family

$515

Sprout Garden Concepts

Congratulations on completing your challenge Matt, fantastic effort for a great cause!

$500

David Asten

Well done to the team, particularly Matt and Tim Picone. I'd like you to visit a Rostrum club in 2021 to talk briefly about what you do for the Stroke Foundation, and how we in the wider community can reduce the incidence of strokes. See the Rostrum website www.rostrum.com.au for more about Rostrum in every state of Australia. Come and visit us, you will be very welcome.

$500

Whitney Electrical & Solar

Best of luck to those walking for this great cause.

$500

Elite Double Glazing

A great cause. All the best Matt.

$209

Chris Harris

A fantastic cause, walk well and thankyou for raising awareness and funds.

$209

Mark Picone

Congratulations Matty, you are a Champion and a great ambassador for the Stroke Foundation.

$209

David Bailey

Go well Matt & Tim - my wife had a stroke a few years ago - my best wishes to all in the Picone Family - stay healthy, safe and sane!

$157

Hazelcreek Cottages - A Country Retreat- Exeter, Tas.

Congratulations Matt and the Motivational Sneakers Team. We are pleased to support your important work of fundraising for the Stroke Foundation. Come and rest your tired legs with us sometime, Elaine & Steve Rayner

$157

Wayne Flanagan

Well done Matthew, we are pleased to support your efforts and the Stroke Foundation.

$157

Chris Broadby

Amazing achievement Matt. Well done on completing the Tasmanian Iconic Walk Challenge and raising so much money the the Stroke Foundation. Good luck with your own recovery journey.

$157

Anna Hanslow

Congratulations Matt and a big happy birthday to Mike

$157

Jo Larke

Go Team Sneakers!

$150

Jimmy Pottayil

Awesome work with your fundraising for the Stroke Foundation Matthew. Good luck with your personal recovery from your stroke.

$150

B&a

$143

James Metcalfe

Way to go champion

$143

Mark Lyden

Top work again Mate

$143

Anonymous

Well done and happy birthday Mike

$140

Brianna Batchelor

Go Matt!! You’re doing such a great job raising money for a very worthy cause. Theo & Bri

$131

Hazel Roper-power

More power to you Matty!

$112

Andrew Dawes

Good work Mass

$104

Tassie Tibetan Community

Go Matt & Tim & rest of the team. Great work, you all are legends!

$104

Judy Maplestone

Well Done Matt

$104

Chris Mcnamara

$104

Jo, Ben & Alanna Clifford

So proud of you Uncle Matt!

$104

Eddie Browne

Keep up the great work Matt. Regards Eddie and Helen

$104

Daryl Mccarthy

$104

Dave H

Good on you Andy.

$104

Teresa Derrick & Ralph Schwertner

All the best Matt. We are very proud of you. xox

$104

Carole And Colin Brown

Well done team!!

$104

Andy

$104

Allan Wood

Inspirational Matt, thanks for you support and heart.

$104

Michelle Cunningham

$104

Ginger Brown Cafe

❤❤❤

$104

Anonymous

$104

Hazel Roper-power

Go Matt. Good to see your recovery and determination. Great idea to support the Stroke Foundation and motivate others with their recovery journey. Enjoy the walk.

$104

Mike Picone

Congratulations on an amazing achievement Matt both personal and financial for the Stroke Foundation.

$100

Andrew Wilkie

$100

Rozanne & Warren Parsons

$78

Maryanne And Peter Picone

Donated on the occasion of Mike Picone's birthday. Keep up the good work team!

$78

Tanja Wells

Great effort Massimo for a great cause!

$78

Chris Franks

Enjoy the challenge Matt - well done for being involved

$78

Chris Franks

Oops thought Tim was going with you - as he isn’t part of the team here’s the other half of the donation!

$78

Guy Deakin

We're very happy to contribute to such a great cause, Matt, and wish you well with both the Tasman Iconic Walk and your ambassadorial role.

$78

Maree Nutt

Good Luck!

$78

Phillip Dalwood

$78

Paul Picone

Congratulations Matt on achieving so much for the Stroke Foundation and for being an inspiration to us all.

$78

Sharon Wylde

With all our love and support Matty! DJ Shazzy Shazz, Tom and Rocky x

$78

Damian And Julie Doyle

Well done team Piccone ! Best wishes from Lucinda Jean's great aunt and uncle

$75

Tim & Jas & Kids

Happy Birthday Dad - and Congrats Matt!

$75

Catryna Bilyk

$73

J, G & L Olivieri

Congratulations Matt and team! Epic work! And happy 70th birthday to Dad :)

$52

David Page

Fantastic and necessary action to raise awareness. Matt is an inspiration to anybody who has to overcome incredible adversity and face their fears head on. What a bunch of Legends

$52

Julie Collins Mp

$52

J, G & L Olivieri

Happy 40th! We hope you especially enjoy this milestone year :) Also wishing you as much success with your fundraising as last year, and that you enjoy the walk!

$52

Kasey

$52

Matthee Booth

$52

Carolyn Thomas

$52

Stephen Robinson

$52

Anonymous

What a worthy cause. Enjoy the walk and the scenery Andy.

$52

Meredith Inglis

Well done Matthew and Team.

$52

Greg Cobern & Anne Copping

You are a legend Matt.

$52

Pat Gibbons

Wonderful work Matthew and your team. Congratulations on your achievements.

$52

Michael & Helen Dowd

Invaluable work for the Stroke Foundation Matt. You are a legend young man.

$52

Peter Welcher

Great achievement for a essential support organisation to all Stroke victims

$52

Jo, Ben And Lanni Clifford

$52

Karen Rossendell

Great job Matt, turning a life changing event into something to better things for the future of stroke victims.

$52

Hugh Woatmeigh

Remember to act FAST: F - Post to Facebook A - Align chakras S - Slide into some DMs T - Take a Selfie

$52

Anthony Tran

$52

Mark & Cathy Wilkinson

Go you good thing !

$52

Murray

$52

Ian Picone

$52

Shelley Pope

Keep up your crucial fundraising, well done.

$50

John Campton

$50

Ruth Hudspeth

Added up cost of the keep cup & the postage, and rounded it up. Whoops! All the best, Ruth

$50

Magdalena And Darren

Awesome effort Massimo!

$47

Anonymous

Great Tasmanian ambassador.

$47

Monte Bovill

Great cause, Andy!

$47

Leonie Di Guglielmo

$47

Anonymous

$47

Pam And Pat Omalley

$47

Michael Picone

Just another short 17 klm stroll in the bush. You need a sneaker sponsor Matt!! Good luck to your Team and enjoy the day. I hope the weather is kind and the snakes sleepy.

$47

Anonymous

$47

Nigel Batting

Best of British matey X

$47

Claire Nankivell

Awesome work Matt 😁

$47

Brayden & Brody Crane

To our Sib from another Crib 💙💙💙

$47

Ian Cunningham

Well done Bruv, hope you make your target

$47

Peter Kuruvita

Great cause mate, my father passed away after a stroke and a short time in hospital. Have fun on the walk, and the best thing to help prevent heart disease is a healthy life style.

$47

Oliver Giudici

$47

Cindy

You are an inspiration Matt!

$47

Anonymous

Happy birthday to Mike and go Team Motivational Sneakers!!

$45

Malcolm & Roslyn Saltmarsh

It's great to hear you're going so well Matt! What a wonderful part of the world for a 17km hike. Our best wishes, Salty and Ros

$45

Marcus Cheek

$45

Marek Kolomyjski

$45

Tania Rollins

Well done Andy!

$45

Jimmy Pottayil

Great work Matty & team Picone. Awesome work to raise awareness.

$45

Ian & Sonja Bourchier

Congratulations on the walk

$42

Hellie

Good luck Andy, a very worthy cause!

$42

Fi

Important cause mate! Enjoy the view on your walk! 👣✊🏼

$42

D'arcy Lunn

Thank you for doing this walk and bringing this cause to my attention so I can play a small role in your intended outcomes for anyone associated with strokes... Wishing bests!

$41

Sheridan Lang

$40

Anonymous

$31

Paul Leyland

$31

Casey

Go team!

$26

Daniel & Chrystal Hulme

Best of luck.

$21

Aimee Moore

Go Team! Have a great weekend :-)

$21

Holm Family

Awesome work team!

$20

Jan Frankowski

Go Frog

$10

Katy Pryor

Another top job buddy!

$10

Anonymous

$10

J V

Have fun Andy - not much but I hope every little bit helps. :)