Finale Seafood buffet dinner and Category Jersey presentation Sunday 16th May
Join channel 7 Sunrise's Mark Beretta and the 2010 Tour de Cure team for their grand finale dinner to celebrate the completion of the team's amazing journey.
2010 Tour de Cure grand finale dinner
Where: Sunshine Coast Yacht Club, 33 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba
Time: 6.00pm -- 8.30pm
Cost: Adults - $45, Children - $20
Price includes dinner, drinks can be purchased from the bar.
Team cheering point Sunday 16th May
Cheer on the Tour de Cure team as they complete the ten day cycle.
Where: Loo with a View, opposite 1 Burnett Street, Mooloolaba Esplanade
Time: 2:00pm -- 2:45pm
MOOLOOLABA WELCOMES 2010 TOUR DE CURE CHARITY CYCLING TOUR
Charity bike ride sees everyday Australians cycle from Sydney to the Sunshine Coast to raise $1 Million in the fight against cancer
Mooloolaba, April 28th, 2010: Having already raised more than $2 Million to date, the fourth annual Tour de Cure, an annual bike ride that raises much needed funds for Australian cancer projects, will arrive in Mooloolaba, on Sunday 16th May, 2010 as the final stop of its latest marathon adventure from Sydney to the Sunshine Coast. Getting on the road to cure cancer, this year's Tour de Cure will see a team of more than 90 everyday Australian men and women cycle 1,400 kilometres over 10 grueling days to raise a further $1 Million for cancer prevention, treatment, support and research provided by Camp Quality, the Cancer Council, the Leukaemia Foundation, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Cure Cancer Australia, Cure for Life Foundation and Cure The Future Cell & Gene Trust.
Channel 7 Sunrise sports anchor Mark Beretta joins the 2010 Tour de Cure team as they cycle from Sydney through New South Wales and into Queensland, also stopping in Terrigal, the Hunter Valley, Tamworth, Armidale, Glen Innes, Grafton, Byron Bay, Surfers Paradise and Brisbane before finally arriving in Mooloolaba.
"I'm excited but slightly nervous about the challenge," said Beretts. "I know it'll be really tough for me - riding is a great love of mine, but these distances are daunting! However in the bigger scheme of life and what we're working together to achieve, it's a tiny bit of suffering to do my bit to help find a cure for cancer. I'll happily take that challenge!" he said.
A number of community activities will be held to celebrate the arrival of the Tour de Cure team in each region that the tour visits. Cheer on the team as they complete their final day's ride to cure cancer at 2.00pm -- 2.45pm at loo with a view, 1 Burnett Street. Mooloolaba will be hosting a three-course seafood buffet finale dinner at the Mooloolaba Yacht Club as well as the final category jersey presentation. Tour de Cure Category Jerseys (a different colour representing each charity) are awarded at the end of the day to the cyclist who best displayed qualities during the day including focus, support, guts, smart thinking, being a do-er, having a great attitude and acting as a Tour de Cure ambassador to the public.
"The event is a great opportunity for the Sunshine Coast community to help celebrate the completion of the 2010 Tour de Cure," says Tour de Cure co-founder and cycling fanatic Gary Bertwistle. "After 10 consecutive days of riding, our team will look forward to this social catch-up with the locals and a chance to raise some extra funds for a cure."
Ranging in age from 21 to 55 and hailing from Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, the Tour de Cure team of riders and volunteer support crew represent a broad cross section of the Australian community, from CEOs to students, window cleaners to paramedics. But what they all share is a belief that a group of people working hard to achieve a common goal can make a positive difference; in this case raising money to find a cure for cancer.
The Tour de Cure strategically identifies and funds cancer research, support, and prevention projects across Australia. The aim of funding these projects is to reach the broadest possible outcomes in the fight against cancer in men, women and children with a particular focus in 2010 on supporting projects related to brain, breast, prostate, blood, skin and rectal cancers.
Cancer does not discriminate. Every 29 seconds someone in the world will hear "I'm sorry, you have cancer". Three hundred Australians will hear these words today. As a leading cause of death in Australia, cancer is expected to take the lives of some 42,000 Australians this year. Help shorten the journey to a cure by donating or participating in Tour de Cure activities in your area. Visit www.tourdecure.com.au for more information.
About the Tour De Cure
The Tour De Cure is a journey like no other -- an annual non-profit event that sees a group of every day people cycle from one part of Australia to help find a cure for cancer. Having cycled from Brisbane to Sydney in 2007 Melbourne to Sydney in 2008, Brisbane to Cairns in 2009, the Tour de Cure has already raised more than $2 Million for the vital work of Australian cancer charities, including Camp Quality, the Cancer Council, the Leukaemia Foundation, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Cure Cancer Australia, Cure for Life Foundation and Cure the Future Cell & Gene Trust.
In May 2010 a team of over 90 people will ride 1,400km from Sydney to the Sunshine Coast with the aim of raising a further $1 Million in just 10 days. Get on the road to finding a cure by making a donation. Every dollar counts. www.tourdecure.com.au.
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