Only just back from his Kokoda trek (and set to undergo meniscal repair surgery in November), Peter is adamant he will be fit to cycle in the Tasmanian Ride for Recovery in early 2015. The Periocare team insists he has legs of steel!
Tasmania | Hobart – Launceston | 23 February – 1 March 2015
Peter is jumping back on his bike in 2015 to raise awareness and much needed funds for Australians living with blood cancer. Money raised assists the Leukaemia Foundation and Myeloma Foundation in improving blood cancer patient services. During the 880km long ride, Peter will be taking in Tasmania’s spectacularly diverse scenery and visiting the historic towns of Hobart, Port Arthur, Tarraleah, Strahan, Davenport and Launceston.
The charity is close to Peter’s heart, having had family and friends suffer from various forms of blood cancer. Peter’s mother, Pat, has had leukaemia for a number of years although she is not receiving any active treatment due to the nature of the disease and her age. In 2001, one of Peter’s brothers was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and has responded well to treatment. In more recent times, a cousin has also been receiving treatment for myeloma and after receiving a stem cell transplant, is fighting hard against the disease.
By undertaking such a challenge, Peter is showing solidarity and doing something positive by fundraising for Australian research into blood cancer.
Please support this worthy cause by making an online donation by following the link here.