Monday, October 4th, 2010
Point Cook comes alive to the roar of thousands of motorcycles to raise funds for Pink Ribbon Day. The Point Cook Motorcycle Club Inc. (PCMC) has organised a very special day this Sunday for both motorcyclists and the local community alike.

PCMC’s 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 15 locations around Victoria culminating at The Brook on Sneydes in Point Cook for the Pink Ribbon Festival. Riders will be coming from Ballarat, Bendigo, Broadford, Carrum Downs, Seymour, Geelong, Whittlesea, Bacchus Marsh, Shepparton, Newborough, Ferntree Gully, Berwick, Pakenham, 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, entertainment includes music from the Victoria Police Pipe Band, local Werribee duo The Fry Brothers, a local rock band and incredible performances from “Lukey” Luke the stunt rider. There will be prizes for best dressed motorcycles and riders as well as raffle prizes”.

It is expected that the parade of motorcycles will start to arrive at The Brook on Sneydes around 11am. There will be a welcome speech from the City of Wyndham, Mayor Heather Marcus. Anyone wanting to see the parade should line up along Boardwalk Blvd in Point Cook to welcome the riders. According to Mr. Gomperts “it will be a noisy and very colourful spectacle” and “the kids will love it”

Mr Gomperts says, “We aim to raise in excess of $30.000 for this worthwhile cause.”

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Victorian Pink Ribbon Ride

Point Cook Motorcycle Club Inc is a social motorcycle club supporting the community.
Marcel Gomperts
P: 0438-383-800


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