In late April, Adobe employee Gareth W. raised vital funds for cancer research, support and prevention projects as he embarked on the Tour de Cure ride, which took him on a 1,350km route over nine days from Adelaide to Melbourne in Australia. Over the nine days, the Tour de Cure cyclists succeeded in raising more than $2.1 million to support projects aimed at finding a cure for cancer. Along the way, they donated $90,000 to local cancer charities and visited 13 schools to spread cancer prevention message to more than 2,700 school children. Alongside other major corporate companies in Australia, Adobe was a proud sponsor and we’re planning on taking part again next year.
“Like many others, my family has been significantly impacted by cancer,” Gareth said. “I lost my Dad in early 2013. Since then, we have had many close friends who were also diagnosed with the disease. Through these tough personal experiences, I have also seen first hand some of the significant improvements in treatments and care that are now available—from cancer research, through to the provision of a palliative care bed for those in the terminal stages of the disease. There is much that can and is being done to better support those with the disease. The Tour de Cure provides an opportunity to raise critical funds to support projects that make a huge difference in peoples lives. I’m proud to be associated with this amazing organisation.”
About Tour de Cure
Tour de Cure is all about riding to raise awareness and funds to cure cancer for all. Participants choose to ride a bike as their vehicle to cure cancer as it also promotes a healthy lifestyle—a key element in cancer prevention. Riding long distances, over multiple days is a challenge and requires support, commitment and dedication. Both riders and support crew contribute their time and energy to finding a cure for cancer, while their networks rally behind them with donations. By cycling from town to town, this effort tangibly creates a connection between communities and brings the ‘cure cancer’ message to all Australians.
Since 2007, Tour de Cure riders, volunteers, support crew, corporate sponsors and other supporters have raised in excess of $17 million and funded 200 cancer research, support and prevention projects, leading to 13 cancer breakthroughs! Research breakthroughs will ultimately cure cancer.
If you’re interested in participating in this cause, visit the Tour de Cure site.