Almost to the date of this event 30 years ago our mother died of cancer. She was only 52 years young....this disease doesn’t just rob you of the person, it robs you of life experiences you can never imagine. There is a familiar void at every family event, family photos without a wife, mother of the groom or bride, without a granny, always missing that advice that only a mother can bring.
Over the last 30 years our family have always been involved in different fundraisers relating to cancer, for some reason mostly cycling events. Starting with barely completing the Ring of Kerry many years ago to this August when we take on the challenge of the oldest Bicycle race in the world Paris-Brest-Paris .
We are just two ordinary brothers in our 50’s and on the 18th Of August we will depart Paris on this epic journey of 1200kms with a time limit of 90 hours, an event that dates back to 1891, joined by 6,500 participants from all around the world who have earned their entry through a gruelling qualification process that started some 20 months and 1000s of Kilometres ago.
Like to learn more? https://www.apidura.com/journal/paris-brest-paris-everything-you-need-to-know/
So why pick something this unusual or difficult, well the answer is we wanted to pick something that was worthy of sponsorship, something you weren’t asked to support before and more importantly we are healthy, we are strong and fit and want this challenge to be in memory of our mother. The Cancer that killed our mum 30 years ago would now be diagnosed much earlier and the treatments with that early diagnosis would today save her life, this is only possible through discoveries and advances made by cancer research. Breakthrough Cancer Research are focused on poor prognosis and currently incurable cancers to help those who at this moment cannot be saved.
Please hit our donate button for this incredibly worthy charity, assist us in helping BCR to put an end to the “incurable cancers”…. whatever you can afford will be truly appreciated, join us on this epic journey and fight against this horrible disease. Please note we are funding all aspects of this trip ourselves, all money raised goes directly to Breakthrough Cancer Research.
Pat & Declan O'Hara