Ride 4 Research Rider profile: Hannah Armstrong My name’s Hannah, I’m currently a 3rd year medical student based rurally in Cobram, Victoria. Throughout my studies I have learnt a lot about cancer, the way it affects individuals as well as their families. There is still so much we don’t understand about cancer, and much more we need to learn about it. Ovarian Cancer is no exception to this. Currently there is no way to screen for Ovarian Cancer and there are no specific cures. The best way to improve the outcomes for women with this cancer is to do more […]
Joan Pease MP recently spoke in Queensland Parliament about a cause that is very important to her – rare ovarian cancer (ROC), a form of cancer that lacks awareness and research to better understand the disease. Joan’s husband Peter will be doing a Ride for Research, starting at Parliament House in Canberra on 30 April and finishing at Melbourne Cricket Grounds on 8 May World Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day, to raise awareness and funds for this important issue.
ROC Inc Ride 4 Research Rider Profile: Sheree Osborne The appeal of this fundraiser, for me, is multifactorial. Personally – I feel the need to support this cause, as my Aunty Claire (Reaburn) was diagnosed with Juvenile Granulosa Cell Tumour, a rare form of ovarian cancer. I have the utmost respect for my Uncle Peter (Claire’s husband of 34 years) in organising this fundraiser to make a very real, and very positive change, for Claire. And for every other female who will be diagnosed with ovarian cancers over the coming years. Career-wise, I work at the University of Queensland in […]
Calling all riders who want to have fun, get active and help accelerate ovarian cancer research by joining the Ride 4 Research Virtual Ride 2022. Sign up to take the challenge between April 30 to May 8 which is World Ovarian Cancer Day. You set your own goals and what you want to achieve. Most people are surprised to learn that ovarian cancer is not one disease but several distinct types and subtypes, each with their own prognosis, treatment and metastasis. Every pedal and dollar raised will help make a real difference to research for Granulosa Cell Tumour (GCT), a […]
ROC Inc Ride 4 Research rider profile: Natalie Watson “Just keep moving” This is my personal motto and applies to so many areas of my life. Having served in the Defence Force for 20 years, I use this motto on a daily basis to help with the injuries and illnesses suffered as a result of my service. In more recent times I worked as a human behavioural specialist for a rescue helicopter service before medically retiring in 2019. I’ve always considered myself to be an active person from little athletics as a kid, to running 100 mile endurance events and […]
Ride 4 Research rider Profile of Ken Theodore Hi I’m Ken Theodore, from Townsville in North Queensland. Up until 12 years ago, swimming had been my main form of exercise. Fortunately at that time, I decided to get out of my comfort zone and complete a half-marathon. The pain that followed led me to a physio who told me that my body shape was not for running nor swimming and suggested that I take up cycling! Little did I know, a colleague of mine was a cyclist wanting to return to road riding. Within 2 years, we had established a […]