BRIS-COL

Brisbane to Gold Coast 2024

We’re taking part in the Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle for Cancer challenge.

We’re raising funds to support people diagnosed with cancer now and into the future by funding cancer research that focuses on improving survival rates, working toward a world where ALL people affected by cancer survive.

Dear Friends and Supporters,

We invite you to join us in a heartfelt cause as our team, BRIS-COL, gears up for the Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge 2024. This year, our ride takes on a deeply personal significance as we pedal with purpose to raise funds for cancer research—a journey inspired by our own family’s battle against this formidable foe.

Five years ago, our lives took an unexpected turn when my wife, Samantha, was diagnosed with breast cancer. With our child merely five months old, we faced a grueling two-year struggle. Samantha underwent surgery to remove the cancerous lump, followed by rounds of radiotherapy and chemotherapy. After two arduous years, we were blessed with the news that she was clear of cancer, and we eagerly resumed our lives with renewed hope.

However, life had another trial in store for us. Five years on, Samantha began experiencing migraines, a foreboding sign that cancer had returned, this time spreading to her brain with approximately 28 lesions, as well as her lungs, spine, and lymph nodes. Treatment recommenced, and Samantha courageously underwent localized brain radiation, which eliminated the tumors, followed by chemotherapy and immunotherapy. Recently, we received the sobering news that she will require lifelong chemotherapy, with weekly treatments on 21-day cycles.

Our commitment to this cause is unwavering. Every dollar we collect aids not only our family but also countless others battling cancer. We hope that our modest contribution can help eliminate or mitigate the impact of this disease on other families. Our ultimate aspiration is for a future where a cure is found, and no one else must endure this ordeal.

Please consider supporting our endeavor. Your donation can make a world of difference, offering hope and strength to those in their time of need. Together, let’s ride towards a brighter, cancer-free future.

With heartfelt gratitude, Team BRIS-COL. Wilson Torres and Juan Paez B

How to Donate: Please visit our fundraising page or contact us. Every contribution, no matter the size, brings us closer to our goal.

Join the Ride: If you’re inspired to cycle alongside us, we welcome you to join our team. Let’s make every kilometer count!

Thank you for your generosity and support.

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Thank you to our Sponsors

$520

The Tyrrells

Thinking of you! The Tyrrells

$264

Victoria Dixon

$200

Brigette Kirkpatrick

$111

Gaye Mccarthy

$56

Leoto

$56

Tessa Shayer

Love you guys Xx

$56

Wilson Torres

$53

Amanda P

Best of luck 🤩

$42

Candice

$26

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