Melville resident raises money for Lymphoma Australia with cycling fundraiser

Melville resident Daymon Joseph has put together a second charity ride for Lymphoma Australia. Picture: Marie Nirme.
Melville resident Daymon Joseph has put together a second charity ride for Lymphoma Australia. Picture: Marie Nirme.

CANCER survivor Daymon Joseph is once again putting on the lycra for a good cause.

The Melville resident was diagnosed with B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma three years ago, although two of the tumours are inactive and the third has disappeared.

Mr Joseph organised a charity ride to raise money for Lymphoma Australia last year and on October 6, the cyclists will take to the streets again.

“I’m feeling really good now, I’m doing lots of exercise and I’m busy with work,” he said.

“I still have six-monthly check-ups though.

“We raised about $4000 last year and we had lots of people come on board, there were about 25 to 30 riders.

“We’ll take off from Blend Cafe in Melville, travel towards Shelley, into Perth, through to Cottesloe and back down to the cafe.”

Melville resident Daymon Joseph has put together a second charity ride for Lymphoma Australia. Picture: Marie Nirme.

Mr Joseph said it was a rewarding feeling to help raise money for Lymphoma Australia.

“It’s great to be able to give back to the community and I understand how the money helps,” he said.

“The owners of Blend Caf have been great, they ride with the group and then put on a morning tea.

“There are more than 6200 Australians diagnosed with Lymphoma each year – that is one person every two hours. I was one of those people.

“For most patients and families, mine included, it’s the first time they have heard of lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system.

“Lymphoma Australia is the only charity in Australia dedicated solely to supporting children and adults with lymphoma.”

Visit ride4lymphoma.everydayhero.com/au/lycra-for-lymphoma-1 to donate.