Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) takes place every October with the aim of the BCAM is to shine a light on the devastating impact breast cancer has on thousands of Australians each day.
Over 20,000 Australians will be diagnosed with the disease this year alone and over 3000 Australians will lose their lives to breast cancer in 2021.
In 2014, Janine Duncombe was diagnosed with breast cancer.
As Active members of the Tasmania BMX community, Janine’s sons Matthew and Justin set about raising funds for breast cancer research through the best way they knew how – a BMX event.
Every year, the Southern City BMX Club hosts a club race day that raises money for Breast Cancer, called Pedal 4 Pink.
Pedal for Pink is an annual event, with 100% of the profits the race registration, canteen, and raffles, are donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation.
The event attracts riders from all around the state, with every rider, volunteer and spectator encouraged to dress up in as much pink as possible.
“Pedal for Pink is something that is close to my heart,” said Matthew. “My brother Justin and I approached the committee with an idea, and it started with a small fundraising idea, but with the committee’s help, it evolved into so much more.
“We have a trophy for the person who goes all out, and many games are enjoyed throughout the day from the young to the old It’s an all-inclusive event.
“The day is very amusing, seeing everyone dressed in bright pink and coming together to support the community but all in all the most important thing is about raising awareness and encouraging people to get tested,” added Matthew.
For more information on the Southern City BMX Club, visit www.southerncitybmx.com.au
Or to donate to Pedal 4 Pink, visit:doitforcancer.com.au/southern-city-bmx
Learn more about Breast Cancer Awareness Month via nbcf.org.au/fundraise/breast-cancer-awareness-month