Team: Solaris Cancer Care
My Bike: Wilier Cento Uno
Years riding: 3
Kms per week: 150 – 200k kms
I was told about the Solaris Red Sky Ride by a friend and fellow rider, and initially decided to sign-up for a number of reasons.In my mind I needed a motivating goal to lose some weight, get my fitness back to something vaguely acceptable, and along the way was happy to have some fun in fundraising for a good cause. However, the significance the Solaris Red Sky Ride has now taken on a much deeper meaning.
On New Year’s Eve, I received the news a family member had been diagnosed with brain cancer.
Within a few short weeks of the call I found myself sitting in a Solaris counselling room gaining a better understanding of the journey our family faced ahead.
I now understand first-hand just how important support is at this time, not only for people diagnosed with cancer, but also for those close to them.
For people with limited support networks or financial resources I can imagine the free services provided by Solaris could literally be essential.
The Solaris Red Sky Ride for me is now very personal, and I’m committed to completing the distance and raising as much money as possible. Cancer can affect the lives of anyone in an instant, and it’s essential as a community we ensure everyone has access to the support they need.
I’d sincerely appreciate your support in any way you can.