1,528km for Brain Cancer

By Jenny Tierney & Melissa Peros Join Me

PLEASE HELP US ACCELERATE BRAIN CANCER RESEARCH

On May 17th 2021, our father was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma Multiforme, also known as a GBM. He was a super fit 72-year-old active husband, father and grandfather. Unfortunately, only 4 months later, almost to the day from diagnosis our beautiful father lost his battle.

This horrible disease is the most common type of malignant brain tumours. Did you know the number 1 disease killing children is Australia is brain cancer. GBMs are always recognised as a grade 4 since it is so aggressive and nearly always fatal. There is no cure.

Most GBM patients will experience constant headaches, seizures, confusion, memory loss, muscle weakness, visual changes, language deficit and cognitive changes. The decline in the patient is horrendous and fast. We know this because we saw this happen to our father. It is a cruel disease that robs you of your loved one right before your eyes, before they themselves are even aware of it yet there is very little research into brain cancer although it has more socio-economic impact on society than any other cancer, but it only receives 5% of government funding. Survival rates have not improved in over 35 years.

This is where we need your help. Our father was mad for his exercise bike. To honour him and the other warriors, my Sister and I are going to ride nonstop for 1,528km in September. One km to represent each Australian who died from brain cancer in 2021.

All the money we will raise will be donated to the Brain Cancer Collective. The Brain Cancer Collective raises funds to support Brain Cancer Biobanking Australia and the critical work they do. A key component of cancer research is the availability of clinical samples with appropriately annotated clinical data.

Please help us in getting our message out there. Click on the link to donate or reach out to us if you would like to ride a few kilometres with us.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible and a receipt will be emailed to you.

Thank you to my Sponsors

$1.02k

Andrew & Laura Furfaro

Wishing you all the best and I hope you reach your goal

$1.02k

Wolfgang

H would be proud of you 👏🏽 WG ❤

$520

Mel & Joe Mazzaferro

You 2 will smash it, Mr Blanco would be so very proud, love you girls 💙💗💗😘

$520

Cardinale Family

So proud to support you ladies and this great cause I’m honour of your dad. Happy riding..lots of love ❤️

$420

Joanne Gomes

Melissa and Jenny, I hope you surpass you goal. $$$$ Standing strong with you !! Let’s find a cure. ❤️ Joanne Gomes and family

$263.75

Anita Grimbos

❤️

$250

Aceh

Great effort Mel / Jen. Lito forever in our thoughts 🙏🏻

$250

Niki/ian Bolano

What an incredible journey in honour of H. Wishing you both luck. Godspeed! xxxx

$211

Helen De Nuntiis

For Mr Blanco ❤️

$211

Valerio De Nuntiis

Good work 🚴

$211

Clarke Family

What a beautiful way to honour your dad 💗 Supporting you all the way. Much love xx

$200

Joanne

$116.05

Zeljka Perica

$116.05

Jane O’ Sullivan

What a huge challenge you girls are taking on. Your dad would be so proud of you both. I think ye are mad really. Hope ye have plenty of padding. I will cycle with you but on my outdoor bike.

$116.05

Raul Cardenas

$116.05

D’alessio Family

Your dad would be so proud of you both 💙

$116.05

Shane O’donnell

$116.05

Marchese Family

You go girls, so great what you are doing :)

$116.05

Rob Bolano

No doubt your dad will also be riding in spirit. Vamos Horacio!

$110

The Stanton’s

You girls are incredible. Go Team Blanco!!! 🚲

$110

Praba Prabaharan

All the best with your noble mission. God bless Mel. Love.

$110

Warren Martin

Good luck ladies. It is a great cause and obviously very personal for you

$110

Fiona Johnson

You guys are amazing 🥰

$110

Isabella Harris

$105.50

Sarah Novelli

$105.50

Sinead O Flaherty

$105.50

Briana Gorman

Go Mel! 💪

$105.50

Lisa Tierney

Go girls 💜

$100

Tom Mudie

$73.85

Sandy Xydis

Well done! Your dad would be so proud xx

$73.85

Pamela Eddey

Great work Jenny and Mellie. Horatio would be so proud of his beautiful girls, taking up the cause of research into brain cancer ♥️♥️

$73.85

Sue Leak

What a wonderful tribute to you father, good luck Mel and Jenny - a small amout helps get to your target.

$52.75

Alanah Rocca

Wishing all the best reaching your goal, raising awareness is so important. ❤️

$52.75

Roman And Rocco Capuana

Well done girls, making your family and friends very proud. Your dad will be shining down on you.

$52.75

Jamie A

A great cause Mel Good on you for doing this

$52.75

Steven Hu

$52.75

Ciro Family

Good luck ladies! Such a beautiful way to honour your dad. Big love xx

$52.75

Luke Ghosn

Such a great cause. All the best!

$52.75

Suminto Loe

All the best Mel!

$52.75

Sarah Thompson

$50

George N

Sorry for your loss. Condolencias

$50

Owen Brown

Good Luck Melissa.

$36.93

Christina Hoang

I'm sorry for your loss - thank you for raising awareness to this!

$36.93

Andrew Carson

Good luck girls - great cause in you Dad's honour

$36.93

Nadene Heapy

Mel we support you! Love Vince and Nadene

$35

Mandy Harman

I lost my dad my dad to a GBM4 too in 2020, he was 74 and is so missed. Our dads are so precious. Thank you for raising awareness and I wish you both well xx

$31.65

Zoe De Luise

$21.10

Anonymous

$21.10

Katelyn Holdsworth

$21.10

Jackson & Madeline Carman

The Carman’s are behind you ladies.