Cancer can be beaten

“Cancer can be beaten.” What an amazing statement. That’s what one cancer researcher recently told me. He’s confident that a day will come when we beat cancer.

How different would our world be without cancer? How many people that we have deeply loved would still be with us? How much heartbreak would we have been spared?

It might not be in our grasp to relegate cancer to the history books yet but if we’re serious about it, we can help with research that may help that eventually happen and we can help those who are currently on a journey with cancer.

In one week from today, Monday the 31st of October, I’ll be joined by twelve other cyclists for a ride from Albany to Perth, honouring those who have battled cancer and the many more who have journeyed alongside a loved one who has faced this terrible disease. I’ll broadcast my morning radio programme on 98.5 Sonshine FM from a different town each morning before we jump on our bikes to ride to our next destination.

As well as getting ready to cycle over 500 kilometres we’re all raising money for Cancer Council Western Australia and so while you may not be able to join our ride you can certainly help us reach our fundraising goals.

The team is hoping to raise over $20 000 for Cancer Council WA.

Can I ask you to consider donating right now to Cancer Council WA to help those facing cancer? I know that not everyone can afford to a huge amount so please feel free to give whatever you can. Every amount of $2 or above is tax deductible in Australia and will make a difference for so many.

You can donate directly by following this link. The link will take you directly to the Everyday Hero secure site.

Monday 31st October 2011:
Broadcasting from Albany 9 – 12
Albany to Cranbrook 91 km

Tuesday 1st November 2011:
Broadcasting from Cranbrook 9 – 12
Cranbrook to Katanning 80 km

Wednesday 2nd November 2011:
Broadcasting from Katanning 9 – 12
Katanning to Wagin 55 km

Thursday 3rd November 2011:
Broadcasting from Wagin 9 – 12
Wagin to Pingelly 100 km

Friday 4th November 2011:
Broadcasting from Pingelly 9 – 12
Pingelly to York 87 km

Saturday 5th November 2011:
York to Perth 97 km

TOTAL: 510 km

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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

The views he expresses here are his own.

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