Road war­rior Steve still help­ing needy

Tablelands Advertiser - - NEWS - Bron­wyn Wheatcroft

A DIMBULAH man is us­ing his own ex­pe­ri­ence with cancer as in­spi­ra­tion to help oth­ers as he em­barks on his third trip around Aus­tralia on a fundrais­ing mis­sion.

Steven Szekely is a 77-yearold cancer sur­vivor who has taken it upon him­self to raise more aware­ness and ride across Aus­tralia to get the mes­sage out about cancer and share his story.

Mr Szekely started in Dimbulah last week and will be head­ing through Mount Isa, Alice Springs and then on to South Aus­tralia, Vic­to­ria and New South Wales.

Mr Szekely said he would be stop­ping in New­cas­tle for a rest and he en­cour­aged those who would like to do­nate to cancer re­search to con­tact the Dimbulah Lions Club.

“I am do­ing this ride be­cause I have had prostate and bowel cancer but I am now in re­mis­sion,” he said.

“I have done this ride a cou­ple of times al­ready and raised about $14,000 but I am aim­ing to raise $20,000 now.

Mr Szekely has lived in Dimbulah for 30 years and been a part of the Lions Club for about 25 years.

He said that on his ride he would be meet­ing up with as many Lions clubs along the way as pos­si­ble and was hop­ing raise a lot of money for cancer re­search.

To do­nate to the ride, call Dimbulah Lions Club pres­i­dent Ed­die Tof­fanello on 4093 5219.

Pic­ture: Bron­wyn Wheatcroft

Steve Szekely, 77, from Dimbulah is do­ing a char­ity ride to raise funds for cancer.

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