Bob Murray thanks the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS) for still being alive today.
Four years ago he went on a fishing trip in outback Queensland.
He suffered breathing difficulties on the trip and was taken to the medical centre at Jundah, 220km south west of Longreach.
The staff here decided the RFDS was needed and Bob was flown to Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane.
Here he underwent major surgery and had two heart bypasses and a valve replacement, leaving him in hospital for 10 weeks.
In appreciation of all the help Mr Murray received he and his mates have got together to raise money for the RFDS and the Heart Foundation.
They have formed the Scone Golf Club Team and are entering the City to Surf this year with 13 participants.
Jane Roe is running the 14 km track and has obtained a Gold Entry for the race from the Heart Foundation.
“I had to raise $1000 to get the status,” she said.
“It allows me to run after the seeded runners. I’ve more motivation to run now and finish with a better time.”
So far Ms Roe has raised $4200 for the Heart Foundation by running a 100 club, auction, raffle and head shave. The Scone Golf Club Team is hoping to reach the $10,000 mark.
As well as seeking sponsorship for the City to Surf, the group is planning a golf day on July 15.
“It will be a four-person ambrose,” Ms Roe said.
“The cost will be $25 per person and this will include lunch with live entertainment throughout the afternoon.
“To raise money we will also be auctioning prizes including a holiday, car fridge, and an Australian Anzac Test 2012 signed jersey.”