Raised so far
Over the past four years the Road Raise event has raised over $650,000 and these funds have provided over 16,000 hours of vital support to young people aged 12-25 living with cancer.
In it’s 5th tour, Road Raise 2020 will see 35 like-minded individuals with a love of cycling, a sense of community and a desire to push their physical boundaries tour some of the most picturesque scenery Australia has to offer in a bid to raise over $300,000!
The Challenge - 1100 Kilometres AND a total climbing elevation over 7500m will see the dedicated Road Raise participants challenge themselves physically and mentally in their bid to truly make a difference in the lives of young Australians
3 - 9 April 2020
Adelaide to Melbourne
via The Great Ocean Road
minimum fundraising target per rider to support young people living with cancer
(an additional $300 is a required payment into your personal fundraising page on entry)
Every year, another 23,000 young people are affected by cancer, whether it’s a close family member’s diagnosis or their own. That’s 63 young people every day.
We get it. Just when life should be full of possibilities, cancer crashes into a young person’s world and shatters everything. CanTeen is the game changer.
We help young people cope with their own cancer or cancer in their family. Through CanTeen, they learn to explore and deal with their feelings about cancer, connect with other young people in the same boat and, if they’ve been diagnosed themselves, we provide specialist, youth-specific treatment teams.
By feeling understood and supported, young people develop resilience and can rebuild the foundations that crumbled beneath them when cancer turned their life upside down. That’s how CanTeen is the difference.
CanTeen works by having young people at the centre of everything we do. Combined with our leading-edge research into the emotional and social impacts of cancer, it ensures that we truly understand how cancer is different in a young person’s world.
To learn more about CanTeen
Our goal of $300,000 will provide over 1,333 free counselling sessions to help young people navigate through cancer.
At these sessions, they learn practical ways to move forward and deal with their emotions in a healthy way.
CanTeen counselling services provide young people with an outlet to talk about thoughts and feelings they might not want to tell other people in their life. Our specially trained counsellors help young people develop skills and strategies to deal with the impact cancer is having – and just listen.
Young people can talk to a counsellor when they like and how they like. Online and phone counselling is available seven days a week and face to face counselling is available in specific sites around the country.
Meet one of our riders
Riding both 2018 and 2019 Road Raise tours, I can honestly say they have been two of the best experieinces in my life.
My niece was diagnosed with Leukaemia 2.5 years ago opening my eyes on the important role organisations like CanTeen play in supporting these families through unbelievably difficult times and so when the opportunity presented to ride on Road Raise 2018 my Brother in Law and I jumped at it.
The fundraising gives you a sense of purpose and a genuine feeling you are making a difference for people who are doing it way tougher than yourself.
The team approach is amazing.
I have met some life-long friends through training in the months prior, helping each other through the fundraising process and by spending a great week together on the road to truly making a difference.
The ride itself opitimises what Road Raise and CanTeen is all about.
It’s a group of people with a common goal of raising really important funds and awareness around CanTeen as well as making it through the challenges of a multi-day tour.
To come together as a team to support each other and raise these funds whilst sharing in some really funny, challenging and emotional times is the reason the ride is so rewarding and enjoyable.
Head of Senior Students - Westminster School
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