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Adelaide to Melbourne all in the name in raising much needed funds for Australians living with blood cancers, whilst having the time of your life.
Ride for Recovery is an amazing event – firendships will be forged, memories will be created, feel muscels you haven’t in a while, enjoy a laugh, take a moment and remember why you’re doing this – we’d love to have you on board.
Spaces are filling fast – contact Meaghan our Events Manager on 03 9949 5803 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
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Steve Quinn – 2013 participant
I’ve had various roles in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies working around Haematology for the past decade, so Leukaemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma and other blood disorders are in some respect, part of everyday life for me. But in a cruel irony, my mum was diagnosed with myeloma in November 2011. She has since received an autologous stem cell transplant and she has responded very well and continues today on a clinical trial. It reinforced to me, that although there have been significant advances in recent years with respect to treatments, there is still much work to do. Research towards a better understanding of the diseases and the agents used to treat will hopefully make blood cancers a thing of the past.
As a recreational cyclist, I’ve done the usual charity type rides but never had I taken anything on like this. I trained reasonably hard, increasing my kms each week, which held me in good stead. What I never could have prepared for was the camaraderie. I literally met everyone I rode with the first morning. By the end of it, working together, sharing so much time together and sharing the load, I felt like they were my best mates and I missed them dearly when it was over! I still try and join them for a weekly ride (at least) so long as the work, travel and life schedule allow it and even if I can’t always make it, I know the members of the inaugural A-pack will be friends for life.
It’s one of the top 5 things I’ve done in my life (and with a wife and two kids, you do the maths).