Almost everyone who participates in the Cancer 200 Ride for Research has a cancer story. Either because it has affected them directly or through a loved one or friend.
MinRes Maintenance Co-ordinator, Marc is no different. Since 2018, Marc has ridden in honour of his good mate Troy.
At the age of 24, Troy was diagnosed with Sarcoma (bone) cancer. After four years of fighting the devastating disease, Troy sadly passed away in 2016.
This year Marc will also be riding for his cousin. Bec, who is expecting a baby in February next year, was recently diagnosed with stage three breast cancer at 35 years young.
“We all know the road ahead is going to be tough, but she is a fighter and will win this battle!” said Marc.
“With research by the Perkins Institute, treatment of this disease is becoming less invasive and more successful,” he added.
“Everyone who raises funds and assists the cause is helping people dealing with cancer and their families.”
MinRes has 57 riders and 30 volunteers involved in the epic 200km journey between Perth to Mandurah on the weekend.
With over $380,000 raised so far, all funds will go to the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.
To make a contribution head over to the Team MinRes page → https://www.cancer200.org.au/fundraisers/MineralResources2022