The 2014 Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer began with the announcement that 1311 riders helped raise over $5.2 million for the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.
"This is the third annual Ride and Australia’s largest cycling fundraising event," said Perkins Director, Professor Peter Leedman.
“We extend our gratitude to the riders, volunteers, crew members, donors and sponsors who are supporting ground-breaking cancer research at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Western Australia's premier adult medical research institute.
“Cancer is a leading cause of death in Australia, as one in two Australian men and one in three Australian women will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85.
"Funds raised through The Ride ensure sustainability for our research, along with supporting new cancer research projects, purchasing new equipment and supporting our cancer research teams.
"With community support, the Perkins will continue to accelerate the delivery of the latest breakthroughs to Western Australians and this will result in improved health,” Professor Leedman said.
The riders took off from McCallum Park at 7am led by staff and researchers from Team Perkins, as well as the Ride's top fundraiser Team MACA with donations totalling $1.2 million.
To see photos of the Ride visit the Perkins Facebook page.
The 2015 Ride will be held on the 17th and 18th of October, with Mining and Civil Australia (MACA) taking over as title sponsor for the event. Registrations are now open, sign up at conquercancer.org.au