Riders revved up for cancer cause
Five current and ex-servicemen visited Narrogin Men’s Shed as part of the Long Ride to raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.
More than 400 motorcyclists from across the country are taking part in several rides this week, including some that cross the Nullarbor and several smaller routes for people with less time available to them.
The Team WA riders that visited the men’s shed last week were doing a regional ride which started in Midland and will visit York, Narrogin, Williams, Kojonup, Katanning, Wagin, Lake Grace, Hyden, Ravensthorpe, Esperance, Norseman, Kalgoorlie, Coolgardie, Southern Cross, Meredin, Cunderdin, Northam and Toodyay before returning to Perth.
WA ride co-ordinator Nev Everett said the ride was a great opportunity to raise much-needed awareness about prostate cancer.
“I couldn’t think of a better way to help raise awareness about prostate cancer and funds for PCFA,” he said.
“We are all getting together for the Long Ride because we all share a passion for riding and a passion for making a difference in our community.
“The communication we have already had with communitybased organisations along the route has been outstanding and the generosity extended to our group has been nothing short of amazing and we look forward to linking up with those people and organisations along the way.”
According to the most recent statistics from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in the country with almost 20,000 men being diagnosed each year.
To make a donation to the Long Ride, visit pcfafundraising.org.au/ event/thelongride2017.
Team WA members from the Long Ride stopped in at Narrogin Men’s Shed last week.