Red Sky Ride 2014

THE SOLARISCARE RED SKY RIDE STORY

Make a BIG impact on the West Australian cancer community and join us on the annual SolarisCare Red Sky Ride - Achieve Something Extraordinary.

What is the SolarisCare Red Sky Ride?

The SolarisCare Red Sky Ride is WA’s premier endurance cycling event, focusing on ordinary people doing something extraordinary.

Riders cycle 1000 kms over eight days across the South West of WA, testing the limits of their endurance, and engage in an event that offers unparalleled fellowship during a demanding and gruelling journey. Providing opportunities for participants to build and maintain connections with a diverse network of professionals as well as improve their health and fitness to an elite level.

The Red Sky Riders are people who want to make a difference in the lives of those living with cancer and their loved ones. Participants not only commit to the ride itself, but also to raising significant funds in order to reach fundraising totals. Over the years, participants raised more than $2.5 Million to help the SolarisCare Cancer Support Centres maintain and increase their operations and delivery of free services to cancer patients and their carers.

Our main objectives for the SolarisCare Red Sky Ride are:

  • To raise awareness of the importance of health, wellbeing and 'quality of life' and the available cancer support service for patients and carers across Western Australia.
  • To raise awareness of the SolarisCare Cancer Support Centres and the free services provided.
  • To raise funds for the SolarisCare Foundation.
  • Build the alumni and lifelong connections of the Red Sky Riders.

Red Sky is more than just a bike ride; it is also a golf day, gala dinner and business breakfast. These events not only assist the SolarisCare Foundation to reach its fundraising targets but also serve as promotional opportunities for the organisation and its sponsors.

Each event has its own unique sponsorship and promotional opportunities and has been designed to attract different sectors of the community.

The Red Sky Ride is fundamental in ensuring the SolarisCare Foundation continue and increase the provision of vital cancer support services within the medical community. Over 70,000 West Australian are living with cancer, you can help support them by supporting the ride.

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About the SolarisCare Foundation

SolarisCare Foundation is the leading provider of integrative care for cancer across Australia. Unique in Western Australia, the SolarisCare Foundation is dedicated to offering a comprehensive cancer support service of the highest quality.

SolarisCare Cancer Support Centres provide free support services to assist patients, their families and carers, with the emotional and physical impact of cancer. Based within the hospital setting the Foundation has created a ‘soft place to land’ where patients could receive care that would support their mainstream treatment. Since inception in 2001, by prominent Perth Haematologist, Dr David Joske, SolarisCare has delivered over 45,000 free therapies to cancer patients and their carers.

Our Cancer Support Centres offer free complementary integrated therapies, counselling, education, and exercise and information services. These valuable services are provided across 4 centres, located at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, St John of God Hospital Subiaco, Brittain Road Bunbury and Albany Health Campus. Over 250 volunteers assist to deliver more than 9,000 free treatments annually throughout our state wide network. Additionally more than 4,500 people use the drop in-services to seek information, have a chat, a cup of tea or simply to relax and have quiet time in the warm and nurturing environment.

SolarisCare engages a dedicated research and education team that have an ongoing role in investigating complementary therapies, exercise and psychosocial interventions in supportive cancer care. As well as deliver ongoing education programs including our Carer’s Course, Bereavement Support Group and Survivorship Program.

SolarisCare Foundation receives no government funding and relies heavily on the funds raised during this event and the generosity of people from local business and the community who share our vision and recognise the importance of providing supportive care to West Australian cancer patients and their carers.

Thank you for helping us to support, empower and care for Western Australian cancer community.

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