It’s great when you can read the local news and see stories of locals who are putting in the effort to help make our world a better place.
I was reading the Melton Weekly earlier this week and came across the story of Bacchus Marsh resident Russell Gilbert who is joining a team of 30 cyclists who will all be riding for one week to help raise money and awareness for ovarian cancer research. The group Mr Gilbert is riding in is called ROCAN (Rotary Against Ovarian Cancer).
Departing from Williamstown near Melbourne, the team of cyclists will be riding about 130 kilometres a day until they reach the final destination in Adelaide. It’s sure to be a tough ride, but according to Mr Gilbert, “I like doing that sort of thing because I feel like I'm helping somebody and keeping fit at the same time”
Mr Gilbert said in the article that he has been completing similar rides to this over the years, that have also had the goal of raising funds for worthy causes.
It is great to see someone in the community making an effort to help out in the community in any way that they can and it would be great if these kinds of people had our support.
Donations to ROCAN and their mission can be made at www.rotarywilliamstown.org.au.