AU – RRT Perth supports Ride to Conquer Cancer
On the 17th and 18th of October 2015, 1032 caring people raised $4.5 million for a cancer research institute called Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.
1032 participants rode on a 2-day scenic route from Perth City to Mandurah and back totalling 200km.
Some Cancer survivors had a chance to give a speech just before the first wave of riders were released for the start of the journey.
A young survivor, inspiring the huge team of riders, addressed the crowd stating the importance of research and what a wonderful difference it has made to her own life.
The MACA Ride to Conquer Cancer is Western Australia’s largest cycling fundraising event which has raised over $15m for the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research over the past 3 years. 1 in 2 Australian men and 1 in 3 Australian women are diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85.
Most of the riders would have a story to tell about a close family member or close friend who has lost the fight or is fighting the dreadful disease.
Upon the arrival at Mandurah, 1032 cyclists hot and bothered after riding 100km in 31C were welcomed to Hall Park by a cheering crowd and the Rapid Relief Team were there to provide cool water and burgers.
20+ RRT members cooked and served 700 hamburgers, hot drinks, cool drinks and raised $1500 in donations for Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.