Accident spurs mum

From Left: Casey Munro-Smith, Zoe Anderson, Tait Anderson (4 yrs), Mahli McInnes (Kindy students), Rebecca McInnes (Parent). Rebecca is doing the Ride to Conquer Cancer and she is helping the school put on a circuit for the Kindy kids for ride to school day and to help with fundraising
From Left: Casey Munro-Smith, Zoe Anderson, Tait Anderson (4 yrs), Mahli McInnes (Kindy students), Rebecca McInnes (Parent). Rebecca is doing the Ride to Conquer Cancer and she is helping the school put on a circuit for the Kindy kids for ride to school day and to help with fundraising

During a cycling trip around the UK and Europe in 1999, a hunter accidently shot Rebecca in the throat and knee.

She said this experience, combined with her appreciation for her family, encouraged her to join the 200km cycling challenge for cancer research.

‘I am extremely lucky to be here and even more so, to now have a husband and three beautiful little girls with nothing more than a husky voice and a few scars to show for it,’ she said.

Creaney Primary School fundraised $259 to help Rebecca reach her goal of $2500 with a ride to school day.

‘A few members of my family have been affected by this disease and the statistics are quite alarming,’ she said. ‘I feel honoured to contribute to this cause as a legacy for my children in the hope we will find a cure and they will not be faced with the possibility of a fight such as cancer.’