The Ballarat Cycle Classic is on track to raise to vital funds for FECRI.
In what has become a tradition in Ballarat, The Cycle Classic returns on Sunday the 16th of February rasing much need money for the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Centre, headed up by Professor George Kannourakis.
George says "Our research team is working hard to unlock the riddles of cancer. We are well positioned to do this, with world class facilities at the Ballarat Technology Park, and a tissue bank of over 3000 patient samples, that is facilitated through the support of medical clinicians that recognise its importance. Additionally, our team maintains an extensive program of local and international collaborations with other research centres.
2020 will see the establishment of a Breast cancer research program in Ballarat.
A Breast cancer project is an encouraging extension of the world class research currently undertaken at FECRI in the role of immune cells and cancer.
This program has already received a generous seed funding donation from philanthropist Mrs Mary-Paula Williamson, that will allow the recruitment of an international recognised researcher to join FECRI in early 2020. An announcement regarding this appointment will be made in the new year.
For the first time, a target has been set for fundraising at the Ballarat Cycle Classic 2020. Aiming for $300,000 the funds will be directed straight to assist set up this program and commence research in 2020.
More than $140,00 has already raised through registrations.
A new ride has been implemented this year in honour of Danny "Spud" Frawley.
Named the SPUD100 in honour of local Ballarat boy and AFL legend, Danny Frawley. Danny was a much loved long term Ambassador of the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute, supporting and riding the Ballarat Cycle Classic since the events inception.
He was so generous in his time and energy for cancer research and heavily missed.
The ride takes in the beautiful surrounding country side of Ballarat, riding through Danny’s home district of Bungaree.
To register follow this link...https://ballaratcycleclassic.com.au/
3BA Bigshow host PT spoke with Cycle Classic Ambassador Steve Moneghetti.