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Join Gino in His Ride to Fight Kid's Cancer this October


If you do just one thing this October – why not help to fight kid's cancer?

That’s exactly what Gino Macchiusi, will be doing when he takes part in the Great Cycle Challenge all throughout October. 

The concept behind the Great Cycle Challenge is simple, set yourself a goal of how many kilometres you want to ride. It could be 10km or 1000km. You could ride to work every day or just once on a weekend but you must have completed your journey by the end of October. Along the way you need to get people to sponsor your journey.

Gino has a very personal reason for riding – and is in the top three fundraisers at the moment sitting on $4700. His wife died of cancer earlier this year after first being diagnosed with cancer at the age of 23 and getting the all clear twice.

“That’s why I’m interested in raising money,’’ Gino said. “Sadly – life goes on. My son is doing his HSC this year. You just try to do as much as you can to help out.’’

He has been taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge for the last three years and enjoys the time spent alone where he can get away from it all.

“I used to say I don’t do the group thing and I don’t do lycra – but now all I can say is I don’t do the group thing,’’ Gino laughs. “My aim is to be visible so people are talking about this and I think every little bit helps.’’

This year they are hoping to raise $3 million for Children’s Medical Research Institute and assist the 600 Australian children who are diagnosed with cancer each year. 

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