Annual ride raises funds for the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.
Colliers International’s four-member team in the MACA Ride to Conquer Cancer raised $10,230 for the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.
Team members, Linda Panizza, Chris Bartlett, Theo Smyrniotis and Alastair Dixon donned their lycra and cycled from Perth to Mandurah and then back to Perth in the two-day, 200km weekend ride which raised $4.1 million.
The money supports ground-breaking work at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, WA’s largest medical research institute that is investigating major diseases affecting adults.
Director of the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Professor Peter Leedman, said the ride was a powerful tribute to the one in two Australian men and one in three Australian women diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85.
“We research many different cancer types, particularly the hard to treat cancers such as triple negative breast cancer, drug resistant melanoma, pancreatic cancer, liver cancer and brain tumours,” Professor Leedman said.
The annual event is Perth’s biggest fund raising bike ride and has raised $27.5 million in the past six years.