More than a thousand enthusiastic riders were treated to ideal weather at the fourth annual MACA Ride to Conquer Cancer, which supports ground-breaking cancer research at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.
The $4.5 million raised is already supporting discovery science, the purchase of new state-of-the-art equipment and is attracting first-class scientists from around the world to Western Australia.
“The MACA Ride to Conquer Cancer is a testament to strength in numbers,” said Perkins Director, Professor Peter Leedman.
“We are incredibly grateful to the community of riders, crew members, volunteers, donors and sponsors who have made the fourth annual Ride to an overwhelming success.
“One in two Australian men and one in three Australian women will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85. The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research is on a mission to improve the health of Western Australians through cutting-edge research that translates into new ways to prevent and treat disease,” he said.
“Ride-generated dollars support our world-leading doctors, researchers, scientists and clinicians and provide state-of the-art equipment required for vital cancer research programs improving the health of Western Australians,” Professor Leedman said.
MACA is the title sponsor of The Ride to Conquer Cancer® and its team of 300 riders raised over $1.2 million for the 2015 Ride in Perth.
“The Ride is about our journey to support the community in conquering cancer as we have all been affected by cancer in one way or another. As able bodied persons, we owe it to our community to make a difference,” said Geoff Baker, of MACA.
“It is very humbling to see so many people come together for a common cause and we proudly support The Perkins’ mission to conquer a disease which affects Australians every day. We are celebrating the success of this year and hope more people will join us in 2016,” Mr Baker added.
In four years, The MACA Ride to Conquer Cancer® has raised over $19.5 million for the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. The annual two-day, 200km Ride draws thousands of participants and brings together communities of survivors, cyclists and supporters who train and fundraise for months in order to participate.
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1. Grant Menhennett ($43,357.00)
2. Martin Howley ($39,052.20)
3. David Edwards ($32,540.00)
4. Peter Leedman ($23,550.00)
5. Ross Williams ($20,025.00)
6. Dave Harwood ($15,378.00)
7. Derek English ($15,071.50)
8. Derek Milford ($13,128.00)
9. Andrew Holben ($13,013.15)
10. Suzanne Philpot ($12,700.00)
1. Team Maca 2015 ($1,263,782.44)
2. Team Woodside ($223,949.17)
3. Tcd Group Of Companies ($110,973.21)
4. Team Iluka ($110,212.15)
5. Rullo Group ($95,450.32)
6. Team Perkins ($91,737.45)
7. Mamils - Middle Aged Men In Lycra ($64,960.15)
8. F@T Dads ($54,439.09)
9. Sock It To Sarcoma ($53,142.45)
10. Crack Cycling ($51,146.24)