Ms JODIE HARRISON (Charlestown)—Jason English, a world-champion mountain bike rider, school teacher, and Charlestown electorate resident, is unfortunately very familiar with the impact of cancer on children, babies and their families.
A young member of Jason's family was diagnosed with leukaemia at just twelve weeks of age, and his first-hand experience with the heartbreak of seeing a young child fighting cancer has inspired him to jump in to help out Camp Quality's Big Ride for Little Kids. Jason is the event's 2022 ambassador.
Jason says, "My cousin's life has been turned upside down as her daughter battles this terrible disease. It's so important that these children and families feel supported." I couldn't agree more.
Jason is encouraging everyday cyclists to sign up for the virtual challenge, which asks participants to ride 100km, 200km or 300km from 1 March to 31 March. The goal is to raise $500,000 for children and babies facing cancer.
These funds will help children fighting the disease to attend Camp Quality camps, allow them to have a much-needed break and make positive memories with their families not centred on their cancer diagnosis. Thank you to Jason and Camp Quality for this important work.
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