The two Peters are training hard for their 900km charity ride. Photo: Supplied.
Wynnum local Peter Smith (retired ATC) is teaming up with good friend Peter Reaburn (Honorary Adjunct Professor of Sport and Exercise Science, Bond University) to ride 900km over nine days from Canberra to Melbourne.
The epic charity ride to raise funds for ovarian cancer research will begin at Parliament House in Canberra on April 30, with a scheduled arrival at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 8.
The two Peters are longtime friends, first meeting in 1977 on the beach at Coolangatta while competing against each other in the Queensland Surf Life Saving Titles. They went on to study Human Movement Studies together at the University of Queensland, shared a house, surfed together, played rugby and touch football together, and went to each other’s weddings.
Peter Reaburn’s wife, Claire, was diagnosed at 53-years-of-age with Juvenile Granulosa Cell Tumour (JGCT), a rare ovarian cancer that typically affects younger females. Claire is the oldest female in the world to have JGCT. The youngest was diagnosed in Australia at age 11 months. Overall, 94% of patients with JGCT are under 30-years-of-age.
There is no cure for JGCT, nor is there research to help understand the disease. Clinicians are prescribing treatments based on “best guess” rather than facts. Funding for this vital research is needed.
You can donate on the ROC Inc web page. Link: https://www.rocinc.org.au/ride-for-research/
All donations over $2 are tax deductible.