2020 marks the fifth year the Superhero Kane family will be taking on an impressive 600-kilometre scooter challenge to raise vital funds for childhood cancer.
In a normal year, the trip would commence from Bridgetown WA and end a mighty 600-kilometres away in Perth over a period of 10 days. But this year, you guessed it, they will have to continue their tradition with a twist.
The 2019 Superkids Superheroes crew.
Yes, they will still be dressed as superheros. And yes, they will still be scootering 600-kilometres while raising funds for The Kids’ Cancer Project, but this time they won’t be leaving town to do it. Instead they will be completing over 700 laps of Bridgetown Trotting Track in just 24 hours on 9 - 10 October. Pretty impressive right?!
Where it all began
The Kane’s son, Declan was a superhero.
When Declan was just four years old, he was diagnosed with a type of childhood cancer called neuroblastoma. Declan suffered for four years, enduring endless rounds of chemotherapy, radiation, stem cell transplants, immunotherapy and multiple surgeries.
Simon, Declan’s dad, shared that he was put on a clinical trial funded by The Kids’ Cancer Project in 2015 and 2016.
“Declan was extremely well while on this treatment, allowing us to have more quality time with him as a family,” said Simon.
In 2017 Declan passed away, but his super heroic bravery lives on and is the inspiration behind the Superkids Superheros annual fundraising event that Simon along with wife Kim, and Declan’s younger brother Brodie, launched in 2016.
L-R Brodie supports his big brother Declan at one of many specialist appointments.
The Kane’s are more motivated than ever to raise awareness and money to help fund valuable scientific research to find better treatments options and a cure for childhood cancers so that other kids have a better chance of survival.
“100% of the funds raised will go directly to The Kids’ Cancer Project,” said Simon. “This charity was chosen because of their dedication towards finding new treatments and research into all childhood cancers.”
We can’t wait to see how they go. If you’re a local, head down to the Bridgetown Trotting Track and show your support! There will be a street parade and entertainment for all the family including live music, a jumping castle and mechanic bull.