The Kids’ Cancer Project is proud to have been selected as a charity partner for the inaugural Bowral Classic, a new cycling challenge in the picturesque Southern Highlands of New South Wales.
Tracey Henderson along with her son Alex and stepson DJ are just some of the cyclists who have chosen to fundraise for The Kids’ Cancer Project while pedling. She has a very personal association with the charity having met founder, Col Reynolds OAM in the early 1990s, when her son Kurt was being treated at the old children’s hospital in Camperdown.
This family ride for a reason.
Tracey and her family were among the many who joined Col when he took children 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," she said. "Our first trip was to Disney on Ice.”
“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," said Tracey.
Sadly, Kurt passed away in 1995 and the family have remained avid supporters of Col because of his unwavering commitment to kids with cancer.
Tracey will ride on the day that would have been Kurt's 25th birthday.
“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," said Tracey.
Tracey discovered the Bowral Classic event after one of her regular visits to The Kids' Cancer Project website to check in to learn about the latest medical research, news and family stories posted.
“When I saw that The Bowral Classic was 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 he made along the way,” Tracey explained.
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