Riding For Ovarian Cancer Research
As the last name suggests, I am the daughter of Claire and Peter Reaburn who started Ride for Research in 2022. I live in Brisbane with my partner Tom and work in renewable energy development while also completing part-time a Masters of Education that feels like it’ll never end!
I’ve always loved sport and have played netball my whole life, but staying consistently active as an adult is something I’ve struggled with until a few years ago. With parents like mine it was inevitable I eventually fall in love with maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle.
I spent most of my childhood riding bikes on the street with our neighbours but haven’t ridden a bike in many years. It can’t be that hard though, right? It’s like riding a bike… At the start of 2023, a friend and I decided we would train for a marathon, so took up running (for fun?!) and ran our first half marathon in August 2023 which I’m hoping has given me a head start on building up my fitness for this ride. I’m looking forward to the challenge.
It’s easy to take our own health for granted. Our family is often reminded how precious and fragile life is as the ‘best guess’ treatments that had once worked for my mum stop being effective. It is our hope with the funds raised through Ride for Research 2024 and other Rare Ovarian Cancer Incorporated initiatives that more research can be done so that our mothers, our wives and our daughters can receive the targeted treatment they deserve and can continue to live happy, healthy lives.