Our story is about two mates who had known each other since early high school in the mid 80’s. 18 months ago one of them discovered that they had throat cancer, this husband and father of two young children then faced the grim journey of treatment and recovery. The other mate feeling quite helpless about it all saw an ad on TV for the ride and signed himself up to commit to raise $2,500 and ride 200km in two days.
The great news is that whilst going through hell and back with the chemo and radiation treatment, it was successful! What makes this an even better story is that this now fully recovered cancer survivor walked over to the registration desk at the end of last years ride and signed himself and his mate up for the 2013 ride..and thus team MAMILS was born!
This two person team quickly grew to ten and our target is now over $51,050.00, we have currently raised $41,000 towards the ride in October. (All the proceeds of this event go to WAIMR – West Aust Inst. Of Medical Research)
It is also worth noting that each member of our team must commit to raise $2,500 to be able to even ride the 200km event!