VICTOR HARBOR – Everyone is affected in some way by cancer.
On Saturday, October 21, the community can do something to make a difference by attending a fundraiser at Ninos Victor Harbor to raise funds for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF).
Victor Harbor has been chosen as the first leg from a team of riders, who will set out on a nine-day adventure, covering 1013km, in support of the OCRF. The Silver Lining Ride will start at Adelaide Oval and end at the MCG.
One Australian woman loses her fight with ovarian cancer every 10 hours. Ninos manager Kirsten Pitman said she had no hesitation to be involved with the fundraising effort after meeting Georgie and Penny Herbert, who lost their mother Mandy to the disease in January this year..
“It is a fantastic opportunity to highlight and give funds to such a worthy cause. We met Georgie and Penny Herbert a few years ago and been thoroughly impressed with their enthusiasm and energy despite going through such a tough time with their mother Mandy battling and finally succumbing to cancer,” Kirsten said.
“We would love to see the community turn out to support the event so we can give as much as possible to ovarian cancer research. I have seen their impact in Melbourne through Mands’ Mob and it will be great for the Fleurieu Peninsula to show what we can do, Cancer impacts on all of us.”
Mands’ Mob has raised more than $320,000 for OCRF, second only behind Witchery, and 100 per cent of monies raised goes to the foundation.
Georgie Herbert will ride to raise awareness of the disease which claimed her mother’s life.
“The Silver Lining Ride is also for the thousands of Australian families who have been touched by ovarian cancer. Our first stop is Victor Harbor because Mum had so many fond memories of holidaying there with Dad and us as kids and we have had so much wonderful support from so many great Victor people for our previous fundraising efforts, we simply had to put it on the list,” Georgie said.
“As a family we have a strong connection with Victor Harbor.”
The route includes Adelaide Oval to Victor Harbor, Murray Bridge, Keith, Penola, Hamilton, Camperdown, Anglesea, Queenscliffe – then the Ferry to Sorrento, Melbourne and finishing at the MCG on Sunday, October 29.
To book direct to attend the evening, which is $85 per head for substantial cocktail food and three hour beverage package contact Kirsten Pitman at Ninos on 8552 3501 or Michael Simmons on 0407 710 985 or search Silver Lining Ride Nino’s Fundraiser via www.Eventbrite.com.au or click: http://bit.ly/2xR9bLl which will include a booking fee.