Road warrior Steve still helping needy
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.
Steve Szekely, 77, from Dimbulah is doing a charity ride to raise funds for cancer.