One Walk. One Ride. All Cancers. OneDay can change your world.
Today, 351 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer, and their day, and their world, will never be the same.
OneDay to Conquer Cancer raised almost one million dollars, which will be used by the Royal Brisbane Womans Hospital Foundation to enable the hospital to invest in the most qualified people, research, new technologies and equipment to achieve the Diamond Standard of Comprehensive Cancer Care.
RRT had numerous volunteers on hand to assist with Route marking, parking, cheerleading, breakfast, sausage sizzle and event management over two days. They supported thousands of committed fundraising citizens as they rode 100km, or walked 25km on August 20, 2016.
This was no ordinary event – The OneDay was full of epic moments that absolutely take your breath away. No matter if they’d already put in double-digit kilometers by foot or bike each week, or had needed to shake off the dust from those training shoes, the event was for anyone who believes in a cure.
It started in the heart of Brisbane, at the University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, with an inspirational opening ceremony, and more than one thousand Riders and Walkers standing shoulder to shoulder – many of them cancer survivors. The walk followed the river, right through the inner city to the Story Bridge and back, while the ride covered more ground, going from the inner city right to Moreton Bay and back.
RRT then cheered the riders and walkers forward on their journey.
After they’d left it was a breakfast muffin, bacon and egg fresh off the BBQ for all the support crew, who then had to prepare for the participants return.
When the exhausted walkers and riders crossed the finish line the home turf went wild with joy. Each dedicated individual was sort-out for a cold bottle of water and exhaustedly they stretched and kept moving until they felt they could rest without completely seizing-up.
Over 1000 sausages were served, deliciously garnished with onion, cheese and sauces.
It was a long but rewarding day for all, after a start at 5:15am, the RRT left site at 5:00pm, and all felt the complete satisfaction of supporting an event that raises money to out-wit the disease that shows no kindness to its victims.