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1600km ride for skin cancer research

8 September 2017

Princess Alexandra Hospital's (PAH) Angela O'Connor and Tony Pratt have ridden 1600km from Townsville to Brisbane with 47 other riders, to raise money for skin cancer research.

Angela said the riders averaged 200km per day with the ride into Brisbane the hardest; especially the great climb of Mount Mee on the last day.

“The road crew support were awesome from feeding us, massaging, doing our dirty laundry, filling water bottles, moral support by telling us we were all stars,” she said.

“The community dinners in Clermont and Biloela were excellent in reaching out to the community and talking about cancer and funding for research. We were billeted out and the locals were amazing with warm showers and soft beds!

“Overall, it was an amazing experience for a very worthwhile cause—there is no-one that cancer has not affected.”

Angela raised more than $5,000, she said due to the amazing support from PAH staff and the community.

"I hope this money will help the PA Research Foundation and the researchers," she said.

"They do phenomenal work to give those affected by all forms of cancer increased quality of life and hopefully longer with their loved ones".

Last updated 8 September 2017
Last reviewed 8 September 2017

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