Will bucks up in fight against cancer
BELMONT EVERY two weeks, William Buck donates blood and plasma.
The 28-year-old started doing this a few years ago after his dad, who had cancer, was the recipient of donated blood.
Now, in order to raise more funds for cancer, Mr Buck will jump on his bike and participate in The Ride to Conquer Cancer.
He will do the ride, on October 17 and 18, with his friend Sam Loder, who has also had relatives who have had cancer.
Mr Buck said his 77-year-old dad was like a cat that had nine lives and had been brave throughout multiple illnesses.
“I have been donating for about a year and a half and I think; I am up to donation 31 or 32,” he said.
“Both Sam and I have got relatives who have been affected by cancer a couple of times.
“We are just trying to do what we can to stop cancer.”
Participants must raise a minimum of $2500 each in order to enter the race.
To do that, riders have had to come up with different fundraising activities every year.
The pair will hold a screening of The Martian, starring Matt Damon, in order to raise funds.
The film is about an astronaut (Matt Damon) who is presumed dead after a fierce storm on a trip to Mars.
He must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
Mr Buck has already done
www.communitypix.com.au d443906 The Ride to Conquer Cancer in 2012 and said he was ready for the challenge of riding to Mandurah and back.
The screening will take place at Reading Cinemas in Belmont on October 10 at 5pm and will be accompanied by various raffles and silent auctions.
To donate go to pr15.conquercancer.org.au/goto/ williambuck2015, or call Mr Buck on 0421 576 379 for more.
William Buck and Sam Loder are riding to conquer cancer.