Support My Ride to Conquer Cancer?
It was a sheer moment of madness and lunacy that found me filling out the online form and hitting enter so that I could participate as a rider in the 2013 Ride to Conquer Cancer. I mean, I haven't ridden my bike in years and I'm certainly not fit, I would rather sit on the lounge eating nutella sandwiches while watching some old B-grade B&W movie, yet the lure to join this challenge far outweighed any semblance of commonsense that told me that this may just be the most ridiculous thing I've ever done.
It is ridiculous, I must be mad or insane to even contemplate such a task. A 200km bike ride... raising all that money... the hours of training that will be involved... seriously, I think I need a nutella sandwich and then a lie down just thinking about it all. And then I think of those who are no longer here because cancer took them away - my parents, a cousin and a friend, gone, because they didn't survive cancer. And then there are the friends who were diagnosed with and have thankfully survived cancer. And then there are the friends who have lost their family members to cancer. And on and on it goes.
It would be ridiculous, insane even, to continue to sit back and do nothing about this disease that affects so many. And that's why this Ride to Conquer Cancer is going to be such a wonderful, emotional, physical and life changing challenge.
Please consider donating. There's a green "Donate Online Now" button at the top of this page. It will only take a few moments of your time, and you can remain anonymous if you prefer. If the motivation to give to a cause such as The Chris O'Brien Lifehouse isn't enough, then donate so that a wrong-side-of-forty-something-nutella-chomping-exercise-fearing-insane-wife-and-mother-of-two can challenge herself to compete in this ride to Conquer Cancer. Please.
Contribute to this history-making event with a donation. Funds raised in The Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer will support The Chris O'Brien Lifehouse at RPA. Lifehouse will integrate clinical care, research, education and integrative therapies, creating opportunities for innovative discoveries, compassionate holistic care and better outcomes for patients, their families and carers..
Thank you in advance for your help.