1,528km for Brain Cancer

By Jenny Tierney & Melissa Peros Join Me


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


Andrew & Laura Furfaro

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



H would be proud of you 👏🏽 WG ❤


Mel & Joe Mazzaferro

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


Cardinale Family

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


Joanne Gomes

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


Anita Grimbos




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


Niki/ian Bolano

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


Helen De Nuntiis

For Mr Blanco ❤️


Valerio De Nuntiis

Good work 🚴


Clarke Family

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




Zeljka Perica


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.


Raul Cardenas


D’alessio Family

Your dad would be so proud of you both 💙


Shane O’donnell


Marchese Family

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


Rob Bolano

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


The Stanton’s

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


Praba Prabaharan

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


Warren Martin

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


Fiona Johnson

You guys are amazing 🥰


Isabella Harris


Sarah Novelli


Sinead O Flaherty


Briana Gorman

Go Mel! 💪


Lisa Tierney

Go girls 💜


Tom Mudie


Sandy Xydis

Well done! Your dad would be so proud xx


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 ♥️♥️


Sue Leak

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


Alanah Rocca

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


Roman And Rocco Capuana

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


Jamie A

A great cause Mel Good on you for doing this


Steven Hu


Ciro Family

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


Luke Ghosn

Such a great cause. All the best!


Suminto Loe

All the best Mel!


Sarah Thompson


George N

Sorry for your loss. Condolencias


Owen Brown

Good Luck Melissa.


Christina Hoang

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


Andrew Carson

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


Nadene Heapy

Mel we support you! Love Vince and Nadene


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


Zoe De Luise




Katelyn Holdsworth


Jackson & Madeline Carman

The Carman’s are behind you ladies.