Hannah Armstrong

Riding For Ovarian Cancer Research
Raising funds for: Ride for Research
$4,225.00 donated
40 Donors

Hannah Armstrong – Profile

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 research! This is one of the reasons I signed up to do this crazy ride from Canberra to Melbourne. It can be easy to feel helpless in the land of cancer, so this is a tangible thing I can do to help the cause. The funds we raise by participating in this ride will lead to research that can improve the outcomes for women with rare forms of Ovarian Cancer.

My sporting background is many and varied. Growing up I participated in sports ranging from cross country running, to ballet. Whilst at university I have played AFL-W for Melbourne University, competing in the University Nationals Team. Over the past 3 years I have also been a member of St Kilda Life Saving Club’s Surf Boat Rowing team, representing Victoria twice. A few years ago, my friend Steph (who is also riding) convinced me to start cyclocross racing and since then I’ve been hooked. I am new to the land of road cycling and feel nervous thinking about tackling 900kms in 9 days. However, I’m hopeful that the motivation to raise funds that will help women with Ovarian Cancer will get us over the line.

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27 Comments

  1. We really admire what you are doing and it is a great cause to be supporting.All the best with the last cold part of the ride.

  2. Great effort Hannah for a very worthy cause. Sorry we couldn’t get to barefoot bowls but hope the riding prep is going well. Peter and Katrina

  3. It’s a wonderful cause Hannah and we wish you a safe and happy cycling journey.

  4. Hannah, a great event for a worthy cause, Enjoy the very long ride ! Safe pedalling. 🚴‍♀️

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