Point Cook Town Centre comes alive to the roar of thousands of motorcycles to raise funds for Pink Ribbon Day on Sunday October 25. The Point Cook Motorcycle Club has organised a very special day this Sunday for both motorcyclists and the local community alike.
The aim is to raise funds and awareness into breast cancer research and victim support. According to the Cancer Council statistics, each year, more than 25,500 Victorians develop cancer, and nearly 10,000 deaths are caused by it. In 2006, 14,220 men and 11,315 women presented with new cancers and 5,532 men and 4,403 women died from cancer.
Breast cancer was the third most common new cancer, accounting for 13% (3,204) of new cases and 28% of all cancers in women. It was the fourth ranking cause of cancer death (671 deaths, 7%). Incidence rates have stabilised recently after a decade of increase, largely due to mammographic detection, whilst mortality rates have shown a downward trend since 1994.
The Pink Ribbon Ride has grown from a single group ride, to a mass-ride from 10 locations around Victoria culminating at Point Cook Town Centre for the Pink Ribbon Festival. The ride is well supported by the Harley Owners Clubs, Ulysses clubs and BMW club Victoria. Riders will be coming from Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Whittlesea, Bacchus Marsh, Mornington Peninsula, Lyndhurst, Ferntree Gully, Brighton and Melbourne.
1000’s of motorcyclists are expected to take part in this colourful event, with some donning themselves into pink outfits to mark the occasion. Each rider will pay an entry fee of $20, the proceeds of which will be going to The Cancer Council Victoria.
Pink Ribbon Ride organiser Mr. Marcel Gomperts says “it will be a great day for everyone, with local motorcycle traders showing their wares, silent auction your opportunity to buy a Casey Stoner Autographed framed shirt from the 2009 Australian GP and a $2000+ raffle with great giveaway prizes.
Music on stage by renown 70’s and 80’s cover band RetroMax, country music duo The Fry Brothers, performances from local school children and a Latin American music and dance display."
Mr Gomperts says, “We aim to raise in excess of $30,000 for this worthwhile cause."
For more information contact;
Organiser Pink Ribbon Ride 2009
Point Cook Motorcycle Club
2009 Victorian Pink Ribbon Ride
The Pink Ribbon Ride has grown from a single group ride, to a mass-ride from 10 locations around Victoria culminating at Point Cook Town Centre for the Pink Ribbon Festival. The ride is well supported by the Harley Owners Clubs, Ulysses clubs and BMW club Victoria.
Pictures from previous rides available by request and at: http://www.pinkribbonride.com.au