South for prostate care

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

MED­I­CAL physics spe­cial­ist Si­mon Goodall is one of the three cy­clists from Wem­b­ley-based Ge­n­e­sis­care tak­ing part in a cy­cle from Perth to Mar­garet River rais­ing money for prostate cancer.

“I did this event last year – bought a bike in Fe­bru­ary and rode to Mar­garet River in Septem­ber, then chucked the bike in the shed for six months,” he said.

“I prob­a­bly don’t do enough cy­cling for an event like this… it will be more like 16 weeks of hard train­ing.”

Mr Goodall, who com­pleted a physics de­gree and de­cided to put it to good use help­ing peo­ple in health care, is rais­ing money for the Prostate Cancer Foun­da­tion of Aus­tralia (PCFA).

Each year, Ge­n­e­sis Cancer­care per­forms about 350,000 treat­ments through its net­work of 27 sites, and is also ac­tive in re­search and part­ners with lead­ing re­search or­gan­i­sa­tions.

Cur­rently, 20 cen­tres across five states are run­ning clin­i­cal tri­als.

Visit https://prostate­ac­tive2017.ev­ery­day­ si­mon-2.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d471556

Med­i­cal physi­cist Si­mon Goodall and ra­di­a­tion ther­a­pist Anna El­li­son are cy­cling in the Ride to Con­quer fundraiser in Oc­to­ber.

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