Back in May we announced that The Kids’ Cancer Project had been selected as a charity partner for the inaugural Bowral Classic, a new cycling challenge in the picturesque Southern Highlands of New South Wales.
One of the cyclist participating is Tracey Henderson, who is fundraising for The Kids’ Cancer Project. Tracey has a very personal association with The Kids’ Cancer Project having met our Founder, Col in the early 1990’s, when her son Kurt was being treated for cancer at the old children’s hospital in Camperdown.
Tracey and her family were amongst the many who joined Col when he took kids’ fighting cancer on day trips to bring joy to their lives.
“It was during our time at hospital that we met Col when he hosted many social events with the Oncology Unit. Our first trip was to Disney on Ice,” Recalled Tracey.
“Col was a friend to all the kids and was always genuinely interested in their day and putting a smile on their face. He always put them first.”
Sadly, Kurt passed away in 1995 and the family have remained avid supporters of Col and his commitment to kids with cancer.
“It gives me so much hope that there is a dedicated team at the charity doing everything they can to find and fund amazing research to find better treatments and outcomes for kids’ diagnosed with cancer.”
Tracey found the Bowral Classic event after one of her regular visits to our website where she checks in to see the latest medical research, news and family stories.
“When I saw that The Bowral Classic is on what would have been Kurt’s 25th Birthday, I knew this would be the best way to celebrate and honour him and all the little friends Kurt made along the way,” Tracey explained.
The Bowral Classic is a Gran Fondo style cycling event caters for all shapes, sizes and seriousness of bike rider with 160km, 90km and 25km options on courses that wend their way through the chocolate box towns of Bowral, Berrina, Mittagong and Kangaloon. The event will be held on 23 October and registrations are still open: