Rid­ers revved up for can­cer cause

Narrogin Observer - - Observer News - Laura Gru­bisa

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.

Pic­ture: Laura Gru­bisa

Team WA mem­bers from the Long Ride stopped in at Nar­ro­gin Men’s Shed last week.

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