The Australian DRiV™ Monroe Springs Cycle Team has a lot to be proud of after raising $6.3k for childrens’ cancer research.
Darren Bender and Gareth Jones were joined by friend Duncan Toombs to take part in the “Australian Great Cycle Challenge” which was held in October 2019.
This event is a national Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) fundraising initiative held nationwide.
The DRiV™ Monroe Springs team joined the fight against childhood cancer, which is the largest killer of children in Australia, where over 600 Australian children are diagnosed annually, and three die every week. Raised funds gives children the chance at the brighter future through the search for better treatments and cures.
Team Captain, Darren Bender, a Leading Hand of the Monroe Springs Maintenance Department, led the charge along with Gareth Jones, the Monroe Springs Plant Manager. The team rode a total of 1,362km during October, raising $6.3k.
Across Australia, more than 13,000 riders cycled for more than 2.4 million kilometres during the 2019 event, raising $4.3 million. Over the past six years, a total of 55,774 riders from have ridden over 13 million kilometres, raising $16 million in support of this program.
“We are all very proud of the DRiV Monroe Springs team effort in the 2019 Australian Great Cycle Challenge, which will help save children from this terrible disease” stated Plant Manager, Gareth Jones.