2020 Townsville to Cairns Bike Ride cancelled
March 31, 2020
For the health and wellbeing of our community, we regret to announce that the 2020 Townsville to Cairns Bike Ride is cancelled.
For the health and wellbeing of our community, we regret to announce that the 2020 Townsville to Cairns Bike Ride is cancelled. This difficult decision has been made in line with government and health advice in regards to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and in the best interest of supporters and the community.
The Townsville to Cairns Bike Ride has been supporting curing childhood cancer for 21 years and raised an incredible $6.6 million towards research. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our supporters, participants and sponsors for your hard work and support.
Cancer doesn’t stop and so neither can we. Sadly children in Australia will continue to be diagnosed with cancer every day and so it is important that our vital research. If you are able to support us at this time please donate today.
We look forward to welcoming you back for the ride in 2021!
About Children’s Cancer Institute
Originally founded by two fathers of children with cancer in 1976, Children’s Cancer Institute is the only independent medical research institute in Australia wholly dedicated to research into the causes, prevention and cure of childhood cancer. Forty years on, our vision is to save the lives of all children with cancer and improve their long-term health, through research. The Institute has grown to now employ nearly 300 researchers, operational staff and students, and has established a national and international reputation for scientific excellence.
Our focus is on translational research, and we have an integrated team of laboratory researchers and clinician scientists who work together in partnership to discover new treatments which can be progressed from the lab bench to the beds of children on wards in our hospitals as quickly as possible. These new treatments are specifically targeting childhood cancers, so we can develop safer and more effective drugs and drug combinations that will minimise side-effects and ultimately give children with cancer the best chance of a cure with the highest possible quality of life.