Liz B

The Long Ride 2021

The Long Ride 2021

"Something" 

"We all have men in our lives who mean the world to us" 

Hi all, welcome to my “something'.

The Long Ride 2021: riders promoting awareness for Men’s Health and Prostate Cancer by supporting the Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia (PCFA) in vital research, to help reduce the impact of this disease on Australian men and their families and the community.

I'll be riding from Melbourne to Victor Harbor from October 10th – 16th and returning, totaling over 5,000km.  I'm very excited to again be taking part in such a wonderful and very worthy cause with an incredible group of men and women. We will be stopping all along the way to get the word out there and to support families in remote areas.

This will be my sixth Long Ride - having proudly participated in Long Rides:  2011 Sydney; 2013 Cairns; 2014 Uluru; 2016 Margaret River and 2019 Darwin.

Please get behind us and consider a tax deductible donation.

Thanks so much for your support.

Liz x


https://www.longrideaustralia.com/

My Updates

Pre-ride message

Wednesday 19th May

Why am I here?  I became involved in this cause in 2011 (6 Long Rides ago) as two close friends were battling the disease and I was compelled to do “something”.  One was just 45yo when he was diagnosed, and the other was a 64yo doctor. I guess the message I want to get across here is: Prostate Cancer does not discriminate, it can happen to any man and, you don't need to be elderly.

This is such an important issue.  More and more we are hearing the stats on Prostate Cancer cases and, more so the cases where men have had issues and haven't acted as early as they should.  All you gents!!  this prompts the need to be vigilant, if you are experiencing any symptoms or anything out of the ordinary, don’t delay going to your GP. It may not be anything, but then again, that trip might be the best decision you ever made.

What would I like from you?  As participants in this event, you can imagine all the support we get before and during the ride is so appreciated, and I invite you to be a part of my journey.  You can send messages and if I can encourage you to donate that's great too… I have a very minimal target I would really well and truly love to smash!!. J

What next?  Once we head off on 10th October I will be updating my blog here daily so keep an eye open and follow what and where we are up to.

Thanks so much for your support.

Liz               ~~~~~~

My 2021 Long Ride is dedicated to all brave men and their wonderful families.

James and Stephen, in your honor.

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