YOU ARE
ALL OUR
HEROES!

Thank you so, so much to everyone – our fantastic Riders and all the friends and family who supported them – for making our first Ride to Fight Cancer such a momentous event. You’re all awesome!

Riders

1,580

riders took part

Raised

$522k

raised so far

Riders

1,580

riders took part

Raised

$522k

raised so far

Rachel

RIDE DAILY

Read all about it!

Read all the news, updates and some inspiring stories from Ride to Fight Cancer, which took place between 29 April and 15 May.

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“We’re all thrilled with the success of our first ever Ride to Fight Cancer! Thank you so much to everyone who took part and for your passion and commitment in helping to accelerate cancer research here at Peter Mac.”

– Carl Young, Philanthropy and Fundraising Director, Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation

Carl Young


What?

Ride to Fight Cancer was a virtual cycling challenge. Participants chose how far they thought they could cycle during the event and asked their friends and family to sponsor them.

When & where?

The event took place between 29 April and 15 May 2022. Participants completed their challenge wherever they wished – on their favourite routes, or even on an exercise bike.

Why?

To raise funds to help give all people with cancer the best chance of a cure. And it’s not too late to sponsor someone!

Carl Young

The difference
you’ll make

Ten years ago, at age 24, Zach was diagnosed with a rare head and neck cancer. Following successful surgery and treatment, he thought he was cured. But devastatingly, late in 2020 Zach found out that his cancer had returned and metastasised to his lungs. By then, it was stage 4.

His was a cancer so rare that research simply hadn’t found a proven way to treat it yet. But Zach refused to give up. He came to Peter Mac and got involved in some innovative new drug treatments. He is currently responding well.

Your support for Ride to Fight Cancer will help fund important work like this and accelerate the search to give new hope to all people affected by cancer.

The difference
you’ll make

Ten years ago, at age 24, Zach was diagnosed with a rare head and neck cancer. Following successful surgery and treatment, he thought he was cured. But devastatingly, late in 2020 Zach found out that his cancer had returned and metastasised to his lungs. By then, it was stage 4.

His was a cancer so rare that research simply hadn’t found a proven way to treat it yet. But Zach refused to give up. He came to Peter Mac and got involved in some innovative new drug treatments. He is currently responding well.

Your participation in Ride to Fight Cancer will help fund important work like this and accelerate the search to give new hope to all people affected by cancer.

LEADERBOARDS

A huge shout-out to all of our fab fundraisers!!

Individuals

Teams


Your questions
answered

What support will I get to help me tackle RIDE?

You’ll have a dedicated personal coach soon after you join us. They’ll be there to answer your questions, give advice and share both fundraising and
training resources.

How will I track my cycling kms?

You can either track your distance automatically (by connecting to Strava) or manually on your fundraising hub, whichever you prefer.

Will there also be a Unite to Fight Cancer event this year?

Yes – this year instead of hosting a ride and walk Unite to Fight Cancer event in October, we will be hosting two virtual events; Ride to Fight Cancer in May and Walk to Fight Cancer in October.


Any other questions?

You might find the answer on our FAQs page – but if not, or if you’d prefer to chat to someone, please get in touch with us. We’ll be happy to help!