Megan Reaburn

Riding For Ovarian Cancer Research

Raising funds for: Ride for Research 2024
109.02% Raised
$10,902.00 donated of $10,000.00 goal
27 Donors

Megan Reaburn

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.

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  1. Gday Megan. I tried sending this through a few weeks ago, but it fell through the system. You will well and truly be in the middle of your ride now. I rode these mountains back in 2007 at a boot camp. My spirit is with you all especially as the Verhoeven cousins are involved. Pedal pedal pedal. Thanks for participating. Cousin Caroline (living in NZ)

  2. For my cousin Claire forever in hope of positive treatment outcomes. I rode Bright region at a boot camp in 2007. Ride Megan Ride. My cycling spirit is with all of you. Enjoy and wishing a successful event. Cousin Caroline

  3. Renewable Energy Partners are proud to be a major corporate sponsor of Ride for Research 2024

  4. I found out I had GCT in Sept 2017, it was a total surprise I have said it was like an alien invaded my body, I had surgery and chemo for 4 months, my alien showed up again this year, so in my 6th year, so I tried different treatments that would not make my hair fall out! (And my doctor, who I Love!) and I decided to take 6 months off , so in March 2024 we will see what is waiting for me, I am very happy to give money to a cause near and dear to me❤️

  5. SO proud to have our ‘baby’ involved in our ride. I’m blessed to have the family I have.

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