The annual 2300km cancer awareness motorcycle ride by People Living with Cancer takes place in September, with more than 50 riders mounting Triumph bikes for a trip from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Sponsored by Revlon, Caltex, Imperial and Triumph motorcycles, the group from Cancer.vive aims to raise awareness along the way about the risks of cancer and the benefits of early detection.
The organisation says 30% of all cancers can be prevented if detected and treated early. The so-called “shy” cancers, which people hesitate to talk about, are the main target. These include testicular, cervical, prostate, ovarian, breast and colon cancer. Educational messages from the 30-odd cancer survivors on the trip will be distributed at each stop.
The team will be stopping at Potchefstroom, Kroonstad, Wolmaranstad, Bloemhof, Warrenton, Kimberley, Douglas, Prieska, Williston, Calvinia, Clanwilliam, Piketberg, Tulbach, Worcester, Villiersdorp, Bredasdorp, Somerset West and finally end in Cape Town.
You can get more information or find out how to support the initiative here: www.cancervive.co.za.