Four members of a family are riding their bikes 200Km to raise funds for cancer sufferers. The initiative is a part of the Conquer Cancer fundraiser.
The family of Rosemary Horchner, 80, has decided to take up the fight against cancer after her lengthy battle with liver cancer. Mrs. Horchner is still receiving intravenous chemotherapy at the Royal Brisbane Hospital as part of her liver cancer treatment.
Mrs. Horchner’s daughters, Linda Bradby and Karen Casey, granddaughter Angela Bradby and Karen’s husband Mark Casey are part of the fundraising initiative. They are also practicing hard another ride which starts in Brisbane in August to raise funds for cancer treatment and research. The family is inspired by the struggle of Mrs. Horchner against the deadly disease and it’s the first time any of them have been involved in such a fundraising event.
Ms. Bradby said that her mother’s illness was the first case in their family and it was shocking to know she had four tumors on her liver that were not treatable. Her life expectancy was quiet low but even then she fought the battle bravely and survived.
The family has set a goal to raise $10,000, which they require to participate in the two-day ride.