So I have decided to do this 200km ride to help raise funds for the WAIMR (Western Australian Institute for Medical Research) Western Australia’s premier adult medical research institute, investigating the genetic and environmental causes of a range of diseases.
Why this ride? Why this particular beneficiary? Well, In the last 5 years I have had 9 friends and family (that I know of) diagnosed with breast, bowel, prostate and other cancers. Of these 9 only 2 are survivors and 1 is still receiving treatment. I have seen first hand the pain and suffering cancer causes, not only to the sufferer but also to loved ones.
Before I learned about the Ride To Conquer Cancer I felt helpless as to what I could do to help. I would make a donation here, send flowers there and laugh and cry with my friends.
With this ride, EVERY dollar raised goes DIRECTLY to the Western Australian Institute of Medical Research (WAIMR) who are making amazing breakthroughs in the fight against this terrible disease. You can read about some of the great work WAIMR has done here http://www.waimr.uwa.edu.au/
So I guess if you have got this far into this blog you must be a little interested. I am asking you now to be as generous as you can. I have set my personal goal at A$5000 and I am confident, with your support I can easily reach.
This cause is so important to me, and I really want to be a part of the cure. Cancer has touched too many of my friends and family and taken too many lives already. We need to take action against this disease, and I am committed to making a difference.
I’d also like to ask another favour of all of you. Please forward my request for support to everyone you know – family, friends and colleagues. The more people behind this cause, the sooner we can find a cure for this horrible disease.
Click on this link below and with my bike, my helmet and your support, we can CONQUER cancer!!