This weekend Andrew Wheatland, Ben Horan, Brent Stevenson and Craig Burnett, will join 1800 cyclists in the 200km Ride To Conquer Cancer.
That sounds like a lot of peddling, because it is! The conquest of cancer is a monumental task and won’t be easy, but these four dedicated JOY volunteers have added an additional challenge to their uphill ride – to raise $16,000 for the Peter Mac Cancer Centre, Australia’s only public hospital dedicated to cancer treatment.
They have worked hard to reach this goal through BBQ’s, raffles and a ride-a-thon during Driving Home with David & Sue on JOY 94.9, but this Lycra Lovin Team need to raise $4,000 to achieve their ambitious target.
So Thursday 25th October from 12 noon, Dean Beck with Ben Horan will host a special ON THE LINE TELETHON to help raise $4,000 in 54 minutes.
Same Same spoke to Brent Stevenson, one of the cyclists.
What got you guys together and riding for Breast Cancer?
Ben was an ambulance paramedic who had injured his back, and apart from losing his career he also lost his ability to ride the bike. So his journey went from getting back on the bike after recovery and healing and then raising money for Peter Mac. I signed up because of Ben’s story.
Why should people jump on board and support?
I think supporting Peter Mac for Research & Treatment is a fantastic cause and I am personally lucky to have not had any of my close family or friends touched by cancer. So any money that I can raise personally is going to Peter Mac if or when that does happen. It’s just my way of contributing to the fight.
$4,000 in 54 minutes seems impossible – but it can be done with your help.
You can tune in during ON THE LINE on Thursday 25th October from 12-1pm and make your pledge by phoning 1300 569 949, or you can donate now via the Lycra Lovin’ Team’s website here.
All donations over $2 are tax deductable, and are handled directly by the Peter Mac Foundation, made available to them immediately to fund clinical research (with no commissions).