Could the humble bicycle help beat breast cancer? Could exercising your legs help find a cure for cancer in the lungs?
Thanks to the Tour de Cure SA Discovery Tour the answer may be yes. The Tour, which is raising funds through a three-day Kangaroo Island cycling challenge, has awarded grants to projects led by Flinders Professor Arduino Mangoni and Dr Ashley Hopkins.
The funds will enable Professor Mangoni to test newly developed drugs in a bid to improve survival rates in patients with Triple Negative Breast Cancer – one of the most aggressive and fatal forms of breast cancer. Meanwhile, Dr Hopkins will carry out one of the world’s first research projects analysing the CancerLinQ Database to improve advanced breast and lung cancer treatments.
Funding for these projects is dependent on the number of registered riders, so staff assistance to spread the word – or get involved – is appreciated.
Dr Hopkins has registered to ride in the tour and has a personal goal to raise more than $2500. Others can join him on the tour, from 23 to 26 May 2019, by registering to ride or assisting as a member of the support crew. Alternatively, donations are welcome via Dr Hopkin’s fundraising page.
Visit the website to register or find out more or contact the Flinders Foundation team on 08 8204 5216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.