My name is Chè Buckley and I am 12 years old. I have been personally affected by cancer by seeing my 'GG' lose her battle with cancer and more recently, my Uma fight to survive it. I have had friends, members of my school community and their families all deeply affected by Cancer. I have learnt that 1 in 3 Victorians will hear the words "you have cancer" by age 75. I want to do something to help reduce this number. I am going to ride from Wangaratta to Bairnsdale (312km) over Mount Hotham. It will take me four days starting on October 20th arriving at my school Gippsland Grammar in Bairnsdale on Monday October 23rd. If you would like to help me raise money to donate to the Cancer Council in an effort to improve research into Cancer simply click on the 'Give Now' button. Your donation will go towards Cancer Council Victoria's innovative work in cancer research, prevention programs and support services. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!
Some interesting facts about Cancer Council Victoria:
• With over 200 types of cancer, they are the only organisation in Victoria that works to find answers to all of them through research, prevention, advocacy campaigns and support.
• Each year over 20,000 people call the Cancer Council 13 11 20 and talk with experienced cancer nurses who offer support and information about all types and stages of cancer.
• They are the largest provider of non-government research funds in the state. Every year they spend over $22 million on cancer research, enough to fund over 160 researchers throughout Victoria.
• They provide well known prevention and education programs like SunSmart and Quit to help people reduce their cancer risk.