For most people cancer touches us in one way or another, but come October 14 motorbike lovers up the Mid North Coast will be riding to raise much needed funds.
The Pink Ribbon Ride has taken place for a number of years, and organiser Leonie Turner said this year is set to be bigger than ever with numbers expected to reach over 200.
“We are raise money for breast cancer research, it is such an important cause and any money we raise will do directly to helping those with cancer,” Mrs Turner said.
“Up to 200 riders from Coffs Harbour to Taree and around Port Macquarie, will be taking part in the motorbike ride with prizes allocated to best dressed female, male and bike,” she said.
“The government does not fund breast cancer research so any money raised will be much appreciated.”
Nurse Leonie Snowdon said that cancer is something that touches almost everyone and any money raised will go to helping those who need it most.
“Directly or indirectly cancer you would be hard pressed to find someone who has not dealt with cancer in some way, whether personally or via a friend or family member.
“Raising awareness to always get checked, particularly for breast cancer, women often don’t make time to get a mammogram and if left can have serious consequences,” Mrs Snowdon said.
The ride, from Port Macquarie to Bonny Hills on October 14 should see riders leave Port Macquarie from the highway donut at 10.30am and get into Bonny Hills around lunch time with a barbecue lunch and raffles to entertain ride-goers at Bonny Hills Tavern.