Cy­cling team reach mag­nif­i­cent seven

Fremantle Gazette - - NEWS -

THERE is no seven-year itch for Sarah McDon­ald when it comes to par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Ride to Con­quer Can­cer.

The cy­clist is gear­ing up for her sev­enth crack at the fundrais­ing event as part of a team com­pris­ing Coogee Beach Surf Life Sav­ing Club mem­bers.

They will join hun­dreds of cy­clists ex­pected to ride 200km from Perth to Man­durah to raise money for the Harry Perkins In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Re­search.

Ms McDon­ald said the Coogee Cy­cling Crew was look­ing to add to the $120,000 they had raised in the past six rides.

“It is such a won­der­ful event rid­ing along­side so many peo­ple with in­spir­ing sto­ries,” she said.

“There is al­ways some­one we know who has been touched by can­cer.

“One of our team mem­bers Paul, who has com­pleted the ride a few times, is also suf­fer­ing with brain can­cer him­self so he is cer­tainly a driv­ing force to con­tinue each year.

“The amount of funds raised with a rel­a­tive small num­ber of rides is just as­tound­ing.

“So I am al­ways in­spired to keep com­ing back and do what we can to help the cause.”

The Perth Ride to Con­quer Can­cer is on Oc­to­ber 13 and 14.

Visit http://bit.ly/ coogeecon­quer­cancer to do­nate to the Coogee Cy­cling Crew.

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