MACA CANCER 200: RIDE FOR RESEARCH
Over the weekend of the 26-27th of October, 'Team Hitachi' took part in the MACA Cancer 200: Ride for Research. These absolute champions rode 200km over two days from Perth to Mandurah and back, with each rider raising over $2500 each for the cause.
In addition to this money, Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia has committed $50,000 to the cause, with the fundraising total reaching over $4,886,400! All money raised goes towards cancer research at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research in Perth, one of the nation’s leading adult medical research centres.
The riders from team ‘Hitachi’ included: Kathryn Lynam from Perth branch, Brett Miles, Kris Herrmann and Michael Doecke from HCA Mining Sales and Terry Daniels, the father of staff member in Perth.
This ride, in addition to the donation from HCA was significant for all involved. Research from the Harry Perkins Institute had a hand in saving Kathryn’s mums life. In fact when asked to raise their hands if they had been or were currently being affected by cancer, almost 100% of participants raised their hands. Kathryn spoke of the impact HCA’s support had on herself and those who are close to her.
“I can’t express strongly enough how the donation from Hitachi and all those who supported us has made us feel. When we are struggling through the intense endurance of the ride, both emotionally and physically – we remember those who have struggled through their journey of cancer and those who will – if we can help by riding and raising money, then we should. Every day we should live in an action of kindness.”
“It was a very inspirational time to be wearing the Hitachi attire – I feel so proud to work for a company that has helped for many years - and I’m sure will for years to come - one of the worthiest causes I know.” Said Administration Manager, Kathryn Lynam. If you’d like to learn more about the ride, or would like to donate please visit: www.cancer200.org.au.