INSPIRECYCLE WANTS TO SEE A CANCER FREE FUTURE, AND ARE SUPPORTING THE INCREDIBLE MILLION METRES FOR MELANOMA TEAM IN THEIR FIGHT…
What is the story behind Million Metres for Melanoma?
In April 2014, 31-year-old Phoebe Eales had a mole removed at a regular skin check. It was melanoma. Five months later, Phoebe felt a lump in her neck. It was melanoma. Her battle continued with countless check-ups, scans, surgery, radiation and immunotherapy, and ended in November 2015 with this aggressive disease taking her life. During her final days, she reached out to her brother-in-law Doctor Chris Conyard and asked him to help those who were also fighting against the disease.
In April 2016, Chris and eleven of his Doctor mates completed ‘Million Metres for Melanoma’ which saw them break the world record for the fastest team to row one million metres on an indoor rowing machine. During the gruelling three-day event they managed to raise over $132,000 which was donated towards research in loving memory of Phoebe Eales.
In October 2018, the boys are saddling up to do it all again! This time the ‘Million Metres for Melanoma’ fundraising event will see them try to break the world record for the fastest team to run one million metres on a treadmill. In order to achieve this the boys will need to run at world record pace for 82 hours! The event will be held at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital on October 16, 2018. All money donated will go towards setting up the new melanoma unit at the hospital to provide individuals and families with support during their fight against this aggressive cancer.
How are InspireCycle supporting?
InspireCycle Teneriffe will be riding towards a cancer free future with a free charity donation ride on Sunday, 16 September @ 10.30am at InspireCycle Teneriffe. Book your spot here. Join all 12 Queensland doctors in a feel good, empowering ride, and let’s change the statistics of melanoma deaths which kills 1 Queenslander each day.
InspireCycle will also be donating $2 from every water sold during September directly to the cause.
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