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Riders for Recovery pedal into Millicent on Day 3 of a 1000km journey

17 April 2014

A remarkable group of individuals from all over the country have come together with a shared passion to help others. They are cycling all the way from Adelaide CBD to Melbourne, approximately 1000km over 7 days, to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation and Myeloma Foundation.
The week long challenge is a joint venture between the Leukaemia Foundation of Australia and the Myeloma Foundation of Australia to raise awareness of blood cancers in Australia and raise funds for blood cancer patients’ services.
What: Registered cyclists from Ride for Recovery will arrive into Millicent on Day 3 of their 1000km journey

When: Wednesday 23rd April; 2:55pm – 3:30pm

Where: arriving into Millicent via Princes Highway stopping for lunch at Sommerset Hotel Millicent
Photo opportunity: Welcome riders into Millicent

The group comprises of carers and family members who are riding in honour of lost loved ones. Fitness enthusiasts who want to challenge themselves and push outside of their comfort zones. Haematologist’s wanting to give back to the patients they have worked with over the years. A group of colleagues from Celgene, a global biopharmaceutical company committed to improving the lives of people living with blood cancer.
The ride departs from Adelaide on Monday, 21 April 2014 taking in some beautiful scenic towns and areas of South Australia including Hahndorf, and the McLaren Vale, before taking on the challenge day of “Bike vs. Boat”, cycling on down to the Great Ocean Road stopping at some of Australian’s much loved landmarks and arriving back into Melbourne on Sunday 27 April 2014.
The Leukaemia Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the care and cure of patients and families living with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders. They receive no government funding and rely on community support to fund its Vision to Cure and Mission to Care.
The Myeloma Foundation was founded in 1998 by a small number of driven people, each profoundly affected by myeloma. Its mission is to facilitate myeloma research in Australia, to support and inform those living with the disease and educate those involved in its care and treatment.
To support this wonderful cause please visit https://rideforrecovery2014.everydayhero.com/au/donate-to-ride-for-recovery and follow the journey at https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Ride-for-Recovery/468867636505130.

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