Befriended cancer patients raise money in Ride to Conquer Cancer

Top: Sue Kingsley and Sally Bone at the Ride to Conquer Cancer. Above: Sue and Sally with |Rabina Coplin, centre.
Top: Sue Kingsley and Sally Bone at the Ride to Conquer Cancer. Above: Sue and Sally with |Rabina Coplin, centre.

A FRIENDSHIP formed through their shared experience of cancer treatment saw two women team up to fundraise for cures.

Butler resident Sally Bone said she met Sue Kingsley while both were undergoing chemo-therapy and they ‘just clicked’.

Mrs Bone said her friend, now undergoing a second cancer battle, had signed up to do the Ride to Conquer Cancer for the third time this year.

‘If she could do this ride while on chemo, then there was no reason why I couldn’t do the ride as I would have finished all my treatment by the middle of September,’ she said.

‘This inspired me, and also gave me a purpose in my life to focus on.’

Mrs Bone said they started fundraising, with a sausage sizzle at IGA in Butler, collecting $420, and a friend held a coffee morning that added $335 to their tally.

They raised another $195 at the Mindarie Rotary Club swap mart, and then raised $2842 by holding a high tea for 36 women.

‘We are all doing our bit to try and eradicate this indiscriminate disease,’ she said.

Mrs Bone said they joined more than 1300 riders in the two-day event on October 18 and 19.

‘Thank you to everyone who cheered us on, the fundraising events you all contributed towards,’ she said.

‘If it hadn’t been for them all, I couldn’t have done this awesome weekend and a life-changing experience.’

Mrs Bone said she had already signed up to do her second ride next year and donations could be made at http:// tinyurl.com/k8txcyk.