Twenty cycling enthusiasts hit the road in early April as part of the Leukaemia Foundation’s challenging new fundraising event, Ride as One for Blood Cancer.
The endurance ride took place over seven days, leaving from Port Lincoln on South Australia’s west coast and finishing 821kms later at the Bridgestone Australia Leukaemia Foundation Patient Village at Northfield in Adelaide.
Along the way participants took in some of the State’s most spectacular scenery, including the rugged Flinders Ranges and the beautiful wine-growing regions of Clare and the Barossa Valley.
Bridgestone Australia and New Zealand’s Group General Manager Human Resources Kevin Allery was one of the 20 riders. He raised more than $6,000 through the event, which will go towards providing free practical and emotional support to people living with blood cancer in regional South Australia. The inaugural Ride as One for Blood Cancer raised more than $100,000.
Bridgestone Australia and New Zealand Managing Director Andrew Moffatt praised the efforts of participants and congratulated the Leukaemia Foundation on another outstanding event.
“Ride as One for Blood Cancer proved a fantastic way to increase awareness of blood cancers in regional areas and raise much needed funds for the Leukaemia Foundation’s vital work,” Mr Moffatt said.
“We are always pleased to see members of the Bridgestone family supporting the Leukaemia Foundation and have thoroughly enjoyed following Kevin’s journey, which saw him travelling on undulating and sometimes very steep roads.”
“It was testing for the riders, both physically and mentally, and they should all be extremely proud of what they have achieved.”
Bridgestone Australia has been a proud partner of the Leukaemia Foundation for 30 years, providing Patient Transport Vehicles, supporting the organisation’s various fundraising initiatives each year and more. For further details, click here.