At 7am on Saturday, August 20, a dozen determined riders will disembark from the Spirit of Tasmania to ride postie bikes 4,800 kms across the east coast of Australia for Prostate Cancer Awareness.
They will be travelling through Young and are expected to arrive in the afternoon on Tuesday, August 23.
Ride organizer Malcolm McGinn, wanted to improve the road ahead for other prostate cancer patients, after undergoing his own treatment for the disease.
Malcolm’s message is all about encouraging early detection.
He has been overwhelmed by the support from various individuals and organizations,
“Australia Post has provided the motorbikes we’ll be riding on and we’ve had donations for food and fuel as well,” Malcolm said.
“The shocking fact is that one in five men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
“But, with regular health check-ups, we can increase early detection and improve men’s quality of life.
“Myself and the other men are not only raising awareness, but also vital funds for Australian Prostate Cancer Research (APCR) and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.
“We appreciate the hard work the team has already undergone to prepare for this extraordinary journey,” APCR CEO Mark Harrison said.
“We wish them all the best.
“Supporters such as Malcolm and his team are vital in spreading the message about the importance of men’s health checks.”
After the dozen postie riders leave Port Melbourne, they will stay in Taggerty and Albury before arriving in Young on the 23rd.
They then travel to Dubbo, Tamworth, Port Macquarie, Grafton, Warwick,, Noosa Heads, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Dingo, Belyando Crossing before completing the 4,800 km journey in Townsville.
APCR’s Prostate Cancer Centre, located in North Melbourne, is a world leading men’s facility which not only offers bulk-billed health checks to any man with a Medicare card, but manages specialist treatment and care for men with prostate cancer and other issues below the belt.
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