Coffs gears up for cycling mission
A COFFS Harbour lawyer is going the extra mile to raise money for a local bowel cancer charity.
In August, cycling enthusiast Paul Grant will spend three weeks annual leave on a solo cycle mission trekking from Perth to Melbourne.
The 3600km ride called Coast to Coast for a Cause will raise funds for bowel cancer charity the Jodi Lee Foundation.
Jodi Lee was a close family friend of Paul's, who passed away from bowel cancer at the young age of 41.
"Coast to Coast for a Cause will be the biggest cycling challenge I have ever taken on, but I know the rewards will be worth it once it is completed," Mr Grant said.
"Ninety per cent of bowel cancer cases are able to be successfully treated if detected early.
"Once you have met someone whose life has been saved by following the foundation's advice, you know how many more lives can be saved.
"How can you not be inspired to do something to support the foundation?"
To help Paul reach his fundraising goal of $25,000, a Black and White cocktail party sponsored by Good Price Pharmacy Warehouse will be held on July 11 at Opal Cove Resort.
The event includes entertainment by Ben Francis, The Photoshack photo booth and a live auction by Adam Cross from NSW Real Estate, and a range of prizes.
Tickets for the three-hour event include all food, beer, wine and soft drinks and cost $70. Tickets are available from: NSW Real Estate, MBT Lawyers, Rainbow Cycles, Jack Simmons Menswear and online via www.sticky tickets.com.au/26602.