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The Tour de Cure Thread

Postby ozlegacy » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:24 pm

- Every 29 seconds someone in the world will hear "I am sorry, you have cancer"
- 1 in 2 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85.
- The most common cancers in Australia (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer)
are prostate, colorectal (bowel), breast, melanoma and lung cancer.
- Cancer costs $3.8 billion in direct health system costs (7.2%).



Tour de Cure http://www.tourdecure.com.au/
On the 1st April I and 55 other riders will be riding 1,379km from Sydney to Melbourne in 10 days, we will be climbing almost 12,000m during this time.

Since 2007 Tour de Cure has raised over $3.8million for cancer research, support and prevention projects. It is a great cause that was started 5 years ago by two cycling buddies over a coffee and has grown into an event that raised 1.8 million last year alone.

As all the the other riders this year I have a minimum fundraising target off $12,000, $2,000 of which I have already donated personally. I wanted to give other fellow cyclists the opportunity to donate to what I think is a great cause and a very functiional and effective charity. If you would like to donate please go to my fundraising page were you can also learn more about me and my personal reasons for doing this ride http://www.tourdecure.com.au/index.php/pages/view-member/269

For those people interested in where the money goes each year have a read here http://www.tourdecure.com.au/index.php/pages/where-the-money-goes last year 70 cents in every dollar went to charity, this is much higher than most charities and well above what the ATO stipulates a charity must give.

I completely understand that at this time of the year many have already given to flood victims, other cancer charities and made donations in general, if you are able to help in other ways for TDC or make a donation of services or items to auction off etc. please let me know. as everything helps.

Thanks for taking the time to read this thread, I've included a course map for those interested below, as well a video explaining a bit more about the charity and the ride. The website is also full of lots of useful information for any questions I may not have answered.

PS. I have spoken to the owner of this site and seeked approval for this post.

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Re: Every 29 seconds someone will hear "Sorry, you have canc

Postby zozza » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:05 pm

Nice one Rainer :D

Hope its a great success!
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Re: Every 29 seconds someone will hear "Sorry, you have canc

Postby Chuck » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:09 pm

zozza wrote:Nice one Rainer :D

Hope its a great success!


+1

A very worthy cause.
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Re: The Tour de Cure Thread

Postby ozlegacy » Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:27 pm

Thanks guys feel free to donate ;)
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Re: The Tour de Cure Thread

Postby cf73 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:40 pm

Good luck, I was hoping to do something like this myself later in the year. Now I know there is already an organised event I will set my goals for the 2012 Tour de Cure.
My father in law died from liver cancer in October last year and I have been trying to see how I could do a ride like this to raise some money, now I have a target that I can aim for. I would love to do this years event but am WAY underprepared and could not get the leave from work. So April 2012 it is.
Look out for a donation in the next few days.

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Re: The Tour de Cure Thread

Postby cf73 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:51 pm

Just reading the website again, is it an event that you can partcipate in or is it only for teams accepted by the Tour de Cure?
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Re: The Tour de Cure Thread

Postby ozlegacy » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:20 am

Carl thanks for your words it always brings home how real this is when you hear other peoples experiences.

To answer your question each year they open up expressions of interest for people who would like to ride (normally around August for the following year) you write a submission on your reasons for wanting to participate and each submissions is reviewed. I think we had about 120 submissions for this years ride so not everyone get's in. But this was my first year and I was accepted and I'm nobody special so it's very possible to get a spot on next years ride.

As well as riding there is also the option to be part of the support crew (they drive the cars and help out with everything). This still requires you to fundraise money and you are just as (if not more) important than the riders. Quite a few riders started off as a support crew and got inspired and fit and rode the following year.

There are also guest rider sections that you can ride one day and still fundraise I think most of these are full this year but if you are interested PM and I'll double check. The charity is also always keen on other ways to help, many people do their own fundraising or mini events which can be done at any time it just needs to be agreed with the TDC organisers.

Lots more info here http://www.tourdecure.com.au/index.php/ ... t-involved

Also feel free to PM me and I'm happy to put you in touch with the right people if you want to get involved.

Thanks

-Rainer
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Re: The Tour de Cure Thread

Postby MichaelB » Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:58 pm

Hi Rainer,

Good luck for the ride, but can't see a link to sponsor/donate for you directly ?

Edit - Doh :roll: RTFP. Found it ...

Have lost one family member to cancer, and a second is sadly in the final stages.

Will look into doing the ride next year.

Let me know a link, and some funds will be on the way.

Donation done :) You'd think you would get the bank to waive the 2% fee on the card transaction wouldn't you for such a cause .. :roll:
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Re: The Tour de Cure Thread

Postby ozlegacy » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:06 pm

Michael your generosity is really appreciated.

I totally agree about the 2% I know they are looking at different options next year to try and get around this.

Thanks again.
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Re: The Tour de Cure Thread

Postby leximack » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:44 pm

Hey Rainer, i coughed up a small amount of $$ for you.
Hopefully help you in raising the funds you need
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Re: The Tour de Cure Thread

Postby ozlegacy » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:44 pm

Thanks mate it's very generous and everything means allot, really appreciate it thank you.
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Re: The Tour de Cure Thread

Postby cf73 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:34 pm

Hi Rainer,
Just a quick message to say I havent forgotten about this. I will log on tomorrow and put some money in.
My time has been taken up organising my ride from Phillip Island to Wollongong this October that I mentioned to you. Once it is up and running I will show you the planned route. Looking good though.

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Re: The Tour de Cure Thread

Postby ozlegacy » Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:55 am

No worries Carl thanks for the update and can't wait to hear more about your planned ride!
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Re: The Tour de Cure Thread

Postby cf73 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:09 am

Hi Rainer, Donation made today. Good luck on the ride.

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Re: The Tour de Cure Thread

Postby ozlegacy » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:49 am

Thanks again Carl much appreciated!
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Re: The Tour de Cure Thread

Postby dobby » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:45 am

You have my utmost support and respect - I am doing the Ride to Conquer Cancer myself in Queensland in August - it is a wonderful positive thing to do :-)
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Re: The Tour de Cure Thread

Postby ozlegacy » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:58 pm

Thanks for the kind words and thanks to those of you that have all been very generous I'm very close to hitting my goal.
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Re: The Tour de Cure Thread

Postby Old and Rusty » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:20 am

ozlegacy wrote:Thanks for the kind words and thanks to those of you that have all been very generous I'm very close to hitting my goal.

Good luck mate, best wishes for a safe and enjoyable ride. Hope my small contribution helps.
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Re: The Tour de Cure Thread

Postby ozlegacy » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:36 am

Thanks Steve really appreciate it everything helps and the generosity of the BNA community means allot to me.

Thanks again

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Re: The Tour de Cure Thread

Postby wqlava1 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:09 pm

When I was still working with CSC back in 2008 my son and I got to be 1 day riders with the Tour from Cranbourne to Traralgon. It was a really memorable day with good people who were highly organized and dedicated, and we had fun on the way. It was at a time when I was commuting 30-40km each way to work over hills and through Melbourne traffic, so I was reasonably fit, but the 400 to 500+km/week training that the mainly Sydney based group had been doing meant that they did it more comfortably than me. Doing the full ride would be great. I'd commend any of you to get enthusiastic for next year, and support them this year.
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Re: The Tour de Cure Thread

Postby ozlegacy » Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:24 am

Thanks for the insight, we head off today!

Melbourne here we come :D
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Re: The Tour de Cure Thread

Postby cf73 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:03 pm

Good luck to you Rainer and all your co riders. I saw you all on Sunrise this morning and was so jealous, would love to be there.
Hopefully I can in 2012.

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Re: The Tour de Cure Thread

Postby norbs » Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:18 pm

Just back from taking photos between Bomaderry and Husky.

The southerly looked ugly.

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Re: The Tour de Cure Thread

Postby Old and Rusty » Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:52 pm

Congratulations Rainer and everyone else who completed the tour today, awesome effort and so many people will be grateful for the money raised.
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Re: The Tour de Cure Thread

Postby Mustang » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:04 am

Together all monies raised, may take up the G'ment shortfall.
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