I’ve heard this alarming statistic many times.
1 in 2 Australian men and women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85.
This once daunting statistic recently became the reality for the most important person in my life, my beautiful mum, Elizabeth Baker. Two months ago mum was diagnosed with Stage 3 Pancreatic Cancer. This once daunting statistic is now a very real reality.
This year, I am joining over 800 riders in a 2-day, 200km bike ride to raise funds for cancer research right here in WA at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. Currently, the Perkins Institute does not conduct any research towards Pancreatic Cancer. The more money raised expands the research to cover different types of cancer.
However, this ride is more than a fundraiser. Not only does it support critical medical research it is an avenue for hope. No matter what the diagnosis and prognosis, a critical component to combatting cancer is hope.
Every donation you make to my page is a little injection of hope to those suffering from this disease. I hope that one day we will combat cancer.
So much love and gratitude to my beautiful mum. This is for you.
I'm challenging myself for cancer research
Everyone has been touched by cancer sometime in their lives. Whether the diagnosis is a loved one, family member or it’s much, much more personal, cancer is a terrible burden.
This year, I am joining over 800 riders in a 2-day, 200km bike ride to raise funds for cancer research right here in WA at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.
I am training and fundraising in the lead up to the event. I'd love your support. If you can't join me (I'd love the company), please give generously to my donation page.
Please help me, help the Perkins.
Thank you to my Sponsors
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