RAISED SO FAR
The MACA Cancer 200, Ride for Research is a 200km journey, raising vital funds for cancer research right here in WA.
Step up on the 15th and 16th October 2022 and help develop kinder treatments and better outcomes for those in your life touched by cancer.
IT'S CANCER'S TURN
to be afraid.
By taking part in the MACA Cancer 200, you’re supporting an amazing group
of researchers dedicated to developing kinder treatments and better outcomes
for the people that matter most in our lives – your family and friends.
As someone who is still living with cancer, I feel it’s important not to let up on this disease.
Equally, as someone who has seen family, friends and colleagues pass away from cancer and other diseases that the Perkins research – I am driven to do something in their memory.
I joined the ride as a dare from my boss. I stay with the ride because it’s truly the best weekend of my year.
And that’s not just because of the feeling you get knowing you’re fighting cancer. It’s the camaraderie amongst the riders. It truly feels like one big family reunion.
I ride in memory of my 14-year-old nephew, Hunter.
He was a vivacious, athletic and creative young man. He was a much-loved member of the family and his local community. Hunter was 11 when my sister, who is an oncology nurse noticed he had swollen glands in his neck. After much testing leukemia was diagnosed.
I lost my first wife, Carol to cancer. After that, I got involved in some cancer charity work, but it didn’t really resonate with me.
I think perhaps I was still grieving. And then I met my partner Linda who introduced me to the mighty Ortho Sisters, an incredible community team who have raised over $500k for the ride over the years.
My initial thought was, am I going to survive this?
I was at a kids’ school camp when one of the other dads noticed a spot on my neck. It turned out to be melanoma.
I joined the Ride in 2021 as a way of giving back to the Perkins and WAKMAS. It really filled my cup with positivity.
My wife was the bravest person I knew
I have never been diagnosed with cancer, but I’ve seen loved ones and friends do the battle, some successfully and some not. The hardest thing to see is how indiscriminate cancer is. In the chemo ward, you see children, parents, the elderly – all putting on brave faces.
I ride to fund research. Because if not me who?
Thank you for being part of a movement to end cancer for good. There are no cancer breakthroughs without medical research and there’s no medical research without you.
After ten years, the Ride has raised over $40M for cancer research. You’ve ensured WA researchers can continue to strive for a cancer free future. Thank you for your support and loyalty.
Welcome to the Perkins family.
MACA has been the principal partner for the ride for the past 10 years. Fielding the largest team, MACA is personally responsible for raising over $17m for cancer research. They are an organisation that lives their values.
They believe in giving back to the community in which they live and work. Being personally touched by cancer in their workforce, MACA rides for the cause and for a cure.