The stars line up this Saturday to help our Paralympians realise their dreams in Rio.

Paralympian Dylan Alcott with Weekend Sunrise hosts Angela Cox and Andrew O’KeefeChannel Seven will broadcast the Weekend Sunrise Parathon LIVE from Sydney’s Martin Place this Saturday, March 5 between 7am – 12pm AEDT in support of Australia’s Paralympic Team.

The Weekend Sunrise team of Andrew O’Keefe, Angela Cox, Simon Reeve, Talitha Cummins, James Tobin and Sally Bowrey will be joined by some of Australia’s screen, sport and music stars to encourage Australia to dig deep and help our Paralympians realise their dreams in Rio.

Channel Seven stars lending their support on Saturday include Better Homes and Gardens and House Rules host Johanna Griggs; My Kitchen Rules judge Colin Fassnidge and the “Italianos” Luciano and Martino; 7 News and Sunday Night presenter Melissa Doyle; The Morning Show’s Kylie Gillies; The Daily Edition’s Sally Obermeder and Tom Williams; Home and Away stars Philippa Northeast and Scott Lee; Saturday Disney’s Candice Dixon, Teigan Nash and Nathan Morgan and Sunday Night reporters PJ Madam and Denham Hitchcock.

Also taking part are a number of Para-athletes including three-time Paralympic wheelchair rugby player Ryley Batt, reigning Paralympic swimming champion Ellie Cole and dual World Championship winning wheelchair basketballer Tristan Knowles; as well as Paralympic legends including Australia’s fastest ever speed-skier Michael Milton and International Tennis Hall of Famer David Hall.

Joining the Parathon line-up are sporting legends Michael Clarke and Libby Trickett, while chart-topping singer and current Home and Away guest star Samantha Jade, 2015 X-Factor winner Cyrus and Aussie blues icon Russell Morris will all perform live.

Members of the public are encouraged to come down to Martin Place to be a part of the telecast, meet their favourite personalities and experience exciting fundraising activations hosted by Australian Paralympic Team partners Cadbury, Woolworths and Toyota.

The Australian Paralympic Committee is aiming to send 170 athletes from 15 sports to Rio at a cost of $7 million. All money raised above the Rio funding target will be used for community driven programs to identify future generations of Paralympians and inspire people with disabilities.

Donate now at or call 1800 441 991 on the day.




By Seven West Media

Posted: 2/3/2016