Karen McKenzie

July Update

Well since my first blog, I have purchased a bike (thanks to Matt at TBE Melville for all your advice and even discount, which was greatly appreciated!) and I have started training. A huge thanks to my training buddies Mary and Tanya for all your support to date, it is great having such awesome company on this journey!
Fundraising is well on track, so a huge thank you to everyone who has supported me to date with many generous donations and assistance at fundraising events. Huge shout out to my fundraising buddy, Tanya!
Fortunately, I am really enjoy cycling which is just as well as I will certainly be doing a lot of it in the next few months.
Once again, thanks to everyone for your support, it is all for such a worthy cause, and ensuring the continuation of Cancer research at Perkins

Please help me, help the Perkins.

Its Personal! I'm challenging myself for cancer research

At the moment, I do not have any photos of me cycling as it is an activity I have pursued rarely in the past 45 years or so! This photo was taken in Alaska on holiday with two dear friends and we did have a wonderful cycle this particular day, although to be honest I did have to get off and push the bike to get up a couple of hills!

But the reality is that I was so blessed and thankful to be able to enjoy this holiday adventure and many others. Thankful for seeing more grandchildren come into the world and watch them grow. Thankful to still be around for my children. I am just thankful to be alive!

In 2014 I was diagnosed with Endometrial cancer, and was very fortunate to have an early diagnosis, fast tracked surgery and a positive outcome.

So my personal challenge is to help raise money and awareness for cancer research with the hope that one day we will be able to ensure prevention / early diagnosis and positive outcomes for all.

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 October, I am riding 200km on my bike 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.

Please help me, help the Perkins.

Your Impact

So far this year I helped provide…

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300 hours of medical research

hours of research

Funds raised over the years

Thank you to my Sponsors

$55.33

Susie Ware

Good luck Kaz. Love your dedication to a fantastic cause!!

$20.88

Helen Hamersley

Such an amazing goal Karen! Good on you for challenging yourself and raising money for such a worthy cause. Happy riding!

$53

Danielle Walker

You go Karen...donation in honor of our beautiful shared grandchildren and our new grandson arriving tomorrow. Wishing you a safe journey on your ride :)

$53

Lana Tonkin

Go Kaz 👏😊😘

$26.10

Anonymous

$104.40

Maca Matched Giving

$104.40

Scotty Mckenzie

$113.80

Suzi Bentley

Way to go Kaz, your amazing giving so much. Cheers Suzi woof woof Bentley

$104.40

Anonymous

Fundraising

$101

$ Per Km

$75

Jill H

Fantastic effort Karen xx

$52.20

Anna Capriotti

$104.40

Natalina Capriotti

Well done Karen

$1.27k

Fundraising

Fundraising

$50

Matched Giving

$50

Tracie Barras

All the best on the ride Karen x

$1.25k

Matched Giving

$1.27k

Karen Mckenzie

Fundraising

$52.20

Matched Giving

$52.20

Carmel Capriotti

$53.50

Anonymous

$31.32

Narelle Macfarlane

Go kazza

$104.40

Terri Towie

Good on you Karen! Happy cycling xx

$55.33

Francine Colgan

Karen, I'm so proud of you for doing this!!! Well done for sticking to your (fairly drunken) commitment.... You have totally got this xx

$104.40

Marjory Mayfield

You are an inspiration please enjoy the ride Marj

$100

Invite A Friend

$55.33

Kathleen Gregson

All the best for a great ride!

$55.33

Kim Sawyer

Best wishes Karen.

$188

Shu Mei, Min And Family

Dr john will be very pride of you!!!

$500

Lorraine Stephens

my contribution to your big effort

$100

Margaret Bain

Good luck with your ride, a very worthy cause.

$52.20

Rodney Watt

$55.33

Francine Colgan

Way to go Karen! Super proud of you xx

$113.80

Nova And Ninja

You have our full support Mum. Love Nova & Ninja xox

Our Team

Maz Hearne

Raised so far:

$4,486.02

Paul Hill

Raised so far:

$4,444.98

Caitriona Hugo

Raised so far:

$14,228.93

Monique Burrows

Raised so far:

$7,297.64

Paul Smith

Raised so far:

$15,123.65

Margo Halbert

Raised so far:

$4,077.28

Rachael Ward-Pryce (C)

Raised so far:

$2,866.85

Kate Ballard

Raised so far:

$4,161.64

Christian Barbier

Raised so far:

$5,329.47

Hanne Wearne

Raised so far:

$4,376.56

Alison Hill

Raised so far:

$7,667.10

Josh Hill

Raised so far:

$4,140.88

Eveline Seeney

Raised so far:

$4,597.24

Peter Hearne

Raised so far:

$2,866.85

Jody Ward

Raised so far:

$8,137.48

Al Deere

Raised so far:

$4,770.47

Shireen DuPreez

Raised so far:

$2,997.10

Mary Ward

Raised so far:

$5,611.82

Eliza Thomas

Raised so far:

$6,197.01

Alice Henderson

Raised so far:

$2,500.00

Karen McKenzie

Raised so far:

$6,521.25

Kevin Ryan

Raised so far:

$4,519.32

Tanya Berthoud

Raised so far:

$8,412.42

Matt Turner

Raised so far:

$2,805.02

Clare Skender

Raised so far:

$3,628.25

Natasha Dudarz

Raised so far:

$3,026.19

Ron Skender

Raised so far:

$2,650.67

Robert Scott

Raised so far:

$4,037.49

Steve Bunce

Raised so far:

$3,158.66

Nigel Court

Raised so far:

$4,000.58

Luke Collins

Raised so far:

$2,500.91

Alison Richmond

Raised so far:

$2,660.86

Pedro Liberal

Raised so far:

$3,101.85

Patricia Roux

Raised so far:

$3,099.20

Trevor Lake

Raised so far:

$6,639.64

MICHAEL ANDERSON

Raised so far:

$20,662.99

Bronwen Anderson

Raised so far:

$5,184.69

Geoff Laing

Raised so far:

$3,027.45

Geoff Deere

Raised so far:

$4,048.32

Nathan Carbone

Raised so far:

$2,500.20

Geoff THORPE

Raised so far:

$8,159.51

Jane Benson

Raised so far:

$2,986.19

Phil Doran-Bryce

Raised so far:

$2,501.86

Christene Oosthuizen

Raised so far:

$2,632.01

Rene Nel

Raised so far:

$2,519.17

Elliott Hill

Raised so far:

$4,405.85

Vinny Valentine

Raised so far:

$2,500.59

Ted Thacker

Raised so far:

$5,894.93

James Bryce

Raised so far:

$2,557.94

Christian Schoene

Raised so far:

$5,395.28

Todd Mairs

Raised so far:

$3,583.52

Ian Doheny

Raised so far:

$2,900.37

Kerry Gibson

Raised so far:

$2,587.76

Sarah McGlue

Raised so far:

$4,129.45

Karen McGlue

Raised so far:

$2,999.89

Sayshie Poynton

Raised so far:

$2,500.86

Lincoln Elliot

Raised so far:

$3,204.81

Simon Raybould

Raised so far:

$2,513.22

Aimee-lee Relph

Raised so far:

$2,821.98

Nicholas Edgar

Raised so far:

$2,929.16

Jessica Baldock

Raised so far:

$2,927.94

Wessel Oosthuizen

Raised so far:

$2,515.46

Ben Cole

Raised so far:

$3,027.09

Chris Bunce

Raised so far:

$3,044.65

Steve Wharerau

Raised so far:

$2,554.22