What is Life Cycle for CanTeen?
Life Cycle is a registered charity which runs events for OnRoad and OffRoad cyclists in WA. The OnRoad cycling event started in 1998 and is held on the weekend after the long weekend in March, when we ride from Perth to Busselton over three days. Our OffRoad event started in 2012. During this, we ride for four days on the Munda Biddi Trail across the middle weekend of the October school holidays.
Life Cycle is the biggest WA fundraiser for CanTeen. As one of their programs, CanTeen members, volunteers and staff participate in the OnRoad, giving riders the opportunity to meet and hear from the people we are supporting.
Life Cycle is run by a dedicated group of volunteers on two committees. These members pay full entry fees and raise beyond the minimum fundraising requirement.
Life Cycle for CanTeen Inc (ABN 27 251 421 905) is registered as a charity with the ACNC.
2019 donations to CanTeen $145,000 at 13 March with more to come
Cumulative total over 27 rides $1,700,000
What is CanTeen?
CanTeen is the game changer. We help young people cope with cancer in their family. Through CanTeen, they learn to explore and deal with their feelings about cancer, connect with other young people in the same boat and if they’ve been diagnosed themselves, we also provide specialist, youth-specific treatment teams.
Here is a a snapshot of the many times during 2018 that CanTeen in Australia has been able to support a young person, their family and their healthcare team to tackle their cancer-related challenges head on.
Why is Life Cycle Important to CanTeen?
“Life Cycle is CanTeen’s biggest community fundraiser and over the past 20 years has raised over 1.7 million dollars for CanTeen! CanTeen is incredibly grateful for the funds and awareness which Life Cycle has raised. These funds raised by Life Cycle have been vital to ensure that we can continue to run our programs and provide a much needed service for young people living with cancer in Australia.
We value Life Cycle because it’s a fantastic community event which brings everyone together to make sure that no young person faces cancer alone.
The funds raised by Life Cycle have provided 20,000 young people with the chance to attend a program where they can meet other young people in the same boat.
Life Cycle also provides the opportunity for a group of members to participate in the first half of the ride each year. This gives the Members a chance to develop their public speaking skills by sharing their personal cancer story with the supporters.
Life Cycle epitomises the best of a community fundraising event and without Life Cycle we wouldn’t be able to support as many young people!
Thank you from all the staff and members at CanTeen”