Sock it to sarcoma
MELVILLE resident Victoria O’Neill will never forget the day her son Harry was diagnosed with bone cancer when he was just nine years old.
Harry went under the knife to have a tumour in his shoulder removed.
The now Year 11 Fremantle CBC student has been clear of the disease for six years.
Mrs O’Neill knows years of sarcoma research saved her son’s life and despite already raising more than $250,000 for cancer charities, remains dedicated to ensuring successful outcomes such as Harry’s become more common.
From skydiving to trekking the Great Wall of China, Mrs O’Neill’s fundraisers have taken many forms.
This October she is back with good friend Sally Brindle and their latest venture, the Ride and Stride for Sarcoma.
“Previously we have entered a team into the Ride to Conquer Cancer but felt as momentum was growing, it was time to look at organising our own event to raise more awareness for sarcoma research,” Mrs O’Neill said.
“The event has been set up by Michelle Ainsworth, whose son Mitch had osteosarcoma.”
Slated for Saturday, October 28, riders will either complete one lap (50km) or two (100km). The shorter stride component is a 5km or 10km walk or run beginning from the same location.
Riders and striders pay a registration fee, with those tackling the bike course also committing to raising a minimum of $750.
For more information or a registration form, email firstname.lastname@example.org u or call 9427 1744. To donate, visit https://give.everydayhero.com/au/ride-stride-forsarcoma.
Sally Brindle and Victoria O'Neill.