Get­ting the de­liv­ery on time — and ev­ery time

The Riverine Herald - - NEWS -

THE postie bike ride just keeps on de­liv­er­ing – rain, hail or shine. Year in and year out. The 2017 in­car­na­tion of the three-day ride – cen­tred at Echuca-Moama and tak­ing in Barham, De­niliquin and Barmah raised a whop­ping $35,000.

Which Hori­zon Com­mit­tee mem­ber Dick Phillips said has gone to­wards the pur­chase of transper­ineal biopsy equip­ment to as­sist Bendigo Health and Echuca Re­gional Health pa­tients.

Dick said that the new equip­ment would re­sult in less travel for pa­tients and — more im­por­tantly — the pro­ce­dure will dra­mat­i­cally re­duce the chance of in­fec­tion.

“We are de­lighted to hear the new equip­ment is ex­pected to be in use very early next year,” Dick said.

“The Great Mur­ray River Postie Bike Adventure is an­other of the Hori­zon Com­mit­tee’s projects — along with Echuca-Moama’s Big­gest Ever Blokes Lunch and Lit­tle Blue Tow­els projects — con­tin­ues Hori­zon’s com­mit­ment to sup­port­ing breast can­cer and prostate can­cer sup­port ser­vices,” he said.

“In­ter­est­ingly Hori­zon Com­mit­tee has close ties with those in­volved in the use of the new equip­ment.

“Dave Heath, who to­day is Bendigo’s prostate can­cer spe­cial­ist nurse, was pre­vi­ously a Hori­zon schol­ar­ship re­cip­i­ent and also rode in last year’s event.

“Ro­han Hall, a urol­ogy con­sul­tant at Bendigo and Echuca Re­gional Health, was guest speaker at 2015 Echuca-Moama’s Big­gest Ever Blokes Lunch.”

The 2017 postie ride at­tracted 29 en­tries with the in­clu­sion of rid­ers from Male Bag Foun­da­tion in Melbourne.

The next Great Mur­ray River Postie Bike Adventure is in Fe­bru­ary and cen­tred at Bright.

The event is al­ready booked out and the funds will be di­rected to Al­bury Wodonga Can­cer cen­tre.

En­tries are al­ready be­ing taken for the 2020 ride, again cen­tred at Echuca-Moama, with the funds be­ing di­rected to Echuca Re­gional Health.

PRE­SEN­TA­TION: Hay­ley Law­ton and Dick Phillips (Hori­zon), Peter Faulkner (Bendigo Health chief ex­ec­u­tive), Dave Heath (prostate can­cer spe­cial­ist nurse) and Ro­han Hall (urol­ogy con­sul­tant).

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