Scooter ride for charity a super effort
BRIDGETOWN man Simon Kane is gearing up for a second Superkids Superheroes scooter ride to celebrate the life of his son and raise money for research into childhood cancer.
Mr Kane, who lost his son Declan to neuroblastoma in May, said he and 16 other riders in superhero costumes would leave Bridgetown on Friday headed for Perth.
Joining the ride will be Gelorup man Rhys Robinson, who lost his daughter to brain cancer two days before Declan’s death aged just eight years.
Mr Kane said the aim was to fund research such as the clinical trial of difluoromethylornithine or DFMO, which improved Declan’s quality of life and gave the family extra time with him.
“It reduced so much of the side effects from chemo, it was really worth every bit we did and all the travelling we did,” he said.
The riders will travel from Bridgetown to Perth via Pemberton, Darradup, Augusta, Margaret River, Busselton, Bunbury, Hoffman, Mandurah and Coogee.
Mr Kane said anyone wanting to show support was welcome to see them off from their starting point near Bridgetown Primary School on Roe Street at 9am on Friday.
“If they want to come down and see us off or to catch up with us on the ride, or they wanted to get a bike and join in for $50 a day, they can – or just donate and share,” he said.
“It’s just getting the awareness
out there and if we can raise some funds that’s a bonus.”
The 2016 ride raised more than $48,000 for the Kids Cancer Project. Donations for this year can be made online at www.superkidssuperheroes.com.au.
Simon and Kim Kane pictured with sons Brodie and Declan before the first Superheroes ride in 2016.