CYCLISTS will trade their lycra for tuxedos and ball gowns later this month to raise money for cancer research.
The James Bond-themed quiz night and silent auction will be held on May 26 in the Joondalup Resort’s Lakeview Ballroom to support five northern suburbs residents who will take on the 200km Ride to Conquer Cancer in October.
The Remember Forever team, which consists of Claudia Taylor (Merriwa), James Clarke (Clarkson), Tanya Knott (Clarkson), Paul Sweeney (Kinross) and Mark McCartney (Carine), hopes to raise $12,500 for the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research in WA.
Team captain Mrs Taylor said they signed up for the two-day charity ride because “we know cancer is too big a disease to ignore”.
“It affects everyone… but by riding in this event, we are doing something about it,” she said.
For most of the team, this will be the first time they have tackled the Ride to Conquer Cancer.
“We’re slightly nervous but very excited to be part of this great cause and the challenge this will present,” Mr Sweeney said.
“We have been in training for around three months so far and we have reached 50km so everything is on track for the 200km.”
However, for Mrs Taylor, this will be her third ride.
“I did the first Ride to Conquer Cancer in Perth, had a breather last year and I’ve come back for more,” she said.
“You can’t keep me away; this means so much to me.
“I have seen and smelt cancer during my nursing days and I will never forget the first time I saw it.”
Mrs Taylor said the James Bond-themed quiz night and silent auction was a “truly big event” for the team.
The night will also include a James Bond themed performance from duo Divalicious.
Tickets are $35 per person from www.trybooking.com/KXLH.
Cost includes food platters for the table.
Guests are asked to “dress to impress” with prizes for the best James Bond, Bond girl and Bond villain.
For more information, call Claudia on 0412 370 378.
To donate, go to www.conquercancer.org.au and search for Remember Forever.