As you know I rode in The Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer on the weekend along with 1,219 Riders raised over $4.6 million for the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) as the first annual Ride. I cycled over 220 km through Western Australia with an overnight camp in Pinjarra before returning to Perth for a highly emotional finish on Sunday. I did manage to drink a glass of champagne to celebrate.
It was easy physically to do the ride but I did it tough emotionally. I have been affected by cancer and I have lost my Mother to cancer, so raising the $5,915 for Cancer research was important to me. Hopefully with the research we can find a cure. It was very touching to hear lots of other stories along the way. I am over whelmed by the support I have received and without your generosity; none of this would be possible.
Support My Ride to Conquer Cancer
Welcome to my Personal Page! The Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR), is a cycling journey throughout the scenic countryside of Western Australia that I'm embarking on to fight cancer.
As you may be aware I have been diagnosed with Melanoma, and I am currently fighting it. I will be doing this ride to help raise money towards research into the treatment of Melananoma. Doing the ride will also allow me to do something that I really enjoy, that is cycling.
Funds raised in The Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer will support groundbreaking, critical cancer research being undertaken at the 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.
Thank you in advance for your help.
Update 18 May 2012
I thought that I would give you an update on how things are going.!!
I am back at work and in to the daily grind, but thats all good. My neck is healing up great, the Surgeon tells me to expect numbness to remain for up to a year. I had wonderful results from the pathology tests they all came back negative. It was a little bitter sweet, but as the surgeon and oncologist told me they can never be too careful. Given the fact that there were hot spots on the PET scan and the close proximity to my tumor they had to remove them.
I am trying to get fit and have been riding 3 times a week, I have also started Boot camp once a week.
I have been BLOWN away with peoples generocity. I started out with hoping to raise my $2500, and have now exceeded that. I have organised a ride and breakfast with my cycle club SWCC on the 3rd June 2012. I am hoping that this will give me a big boost to the total.
Thankyou to all the people who have donated I am just hummbled by your generocity.