Will bucks up in fight against can­cer

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

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.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

Wil­liam Buck and Sam Loder are rid­ing to con­quer can­cer.

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