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Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer Queensland
August 18th and 19th , 2012-The Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer is now raising much needed funds for the Queensland Institute of Medical Research. This is a 100 kilometre cycling journey through Queensland. To the place which overflowed with water over a year ago flooding Brisbane and other parts of south east Queensland;The Wivenhoe Dam. I'm embarking on this ride too ro raise much needed research funds to fight cancer.
It will be a challenge in a number of ways, but with my bike, my helmet, and a little bit of your generosity, a real impact should be made! Here is my team page. Please click!
You can contribute to this history-making event with just a small tax-deductable donation say $5. Or more if your keen. Funds raised in The Ride to Conquer Cancer will support breakthrough research, exemplary teaching, and compassionate care at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, a worldwide leader in cancer research and discovery and one of the largest research institutes in the southern hemisphere.
Journey of the Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer 2012
Whilst I have began in earnest with the fund-raising the actual ride wont take place until August which is three months away. The ride to which me and thousands of other riders will go on Starts from the banks of the Brisbane River to the Resevour at Wivenhoe Dam some 100 kilometres away.
I like many of you have been affected by friends or family that have gotton Cancer. My once neighbour when I lived on the Gold Coast Queensland aquired mouth cancer and died an excrucuiatingly slow death. We were close she would cook food for me for many years and provide companionship as she retold the rich but tragic life that she had raising two sons and then finally divorcing after years of abuse from her husband. It was the cruel final blow that she acquired mouth cancer at the age if fifty one during at fifty three in an hospice. Witnessing her decline was an equally profund experience for me.
Similarly, recently the daughter of someone I know very well, died of ovarian cancer at the age of just forty four.
More recently an man whom goes to my gym had a kidney removed. He was diagnosed just a week before undergoing surgery to remove it. Latest research techniques used had meant the duagnosition action and treatment mean he will live he would have gone if it had been left just a week or so longer He says hes happy he does not sweat the small stuff anymore.