Sorrento: Cycling Without Age family unites to Ride to Conquer Cancer

Friends and family of Carol Abramo (centre) who will pilot her trishaw for Ride to Conquer Cancer on October 13-14. Photo: Splash 22 Photography.
Friends and family of Carol Abramo (centre) who will pilot her trishaw for Ride to Conquer Cancer on October 13-14. Photo: Splash 22 Photography.

DESPITE Carol Abramo’s health deteriorating in recent months, her spirit to take part in the Ride to Conquer Cancer is stronger than ever.

The Wembley mother, who was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer four years ago, is taking part in the 200km charity ride on October 13-14.

Last year, Ms Abramo managed to pedal 100km with a support crew riding the remainder of the way.

Ms Abramo, who was recently hospitalised due to kidney failure, will again take part in the ride but this time as a passenger in the Melville Cycling Without Age trishaw piloted by friends and family.

Friend of 12 years, Leanne Novatscou (Stirling) said although Ms Abramo’s health had deteriorated recently, her spirit hadn’t.

It was her friend’s fighting spirit that made Ms Navatscou find a solution to have friends and family support Ms Abramo by riding with her in one of Perth’s four purpose built passenger trishaws.

With trishaws operating in Sorrento, Rossmoyne, Cottesloe and Melville, Cycling Without Age held a pilot training day for Rode to Conquer Cancer at the Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club on October 7, ahead of the two-day event.

To support Ms Abramo and Ms Novatscou, donate to Team You Can Do Fit at conquercancer.org.au.