On the weekend of 27-28 October, under “Team Maccabi”, four members of the Maccabi Cycling Club set off on Melbourne’s inaugural Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. The event was a two-day, 200 kilometer cycling journey throughout Victoria's scenic countryside that started early Saturday morning with 1,609 riders departing Albert Park united in a powerful movement of hope, healing, celebration, and optimism. The ride included an overnight stay in Healesville before returning to Albert Park on Sunday afternoon to great fan-fare and celebration of an epic event.
The cycling journey was much more than a two-day event. It was a fantastic challenge for all participants and it raised an unthinkable amount of money for critical cancer research. Team Maccabi participants Adam Carew, Raphael Gaddie, Jeff Kagan and Richard Shaw raised over $17,000 as part of an incredible $6.2 million of funds for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
The volunteers and crew were amazing while the crowds of supporters along the road shouted out encouragement to the throng of bike-riders.
Places on the 2013 ride are filling up fast and Team Maccabi shall be participating again. Don’t hesitate. Sign up now at http://ml13.conquercancer.org.au/. Be part of this wonderful event and do your part in helping to conquer cancer.