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  • Governor’s 10 are leading the way

    24 October 2012

    Now in their third year of training for the Santos Tour Down Under Bupa Challenge Tour, the Governor’s 10 team has received more interest than ever with the Hon Jay Weatherill, Premier of South Australia, signing up to Ride for a reason.

    His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR is once again leading the pack as the Governor’s 10 prepare to ride in the Bupa Challenge Tour and fundraise for Cancer Council SA.

    “Our team is excited to be warming up for the Santos Tour Down Under, with some familiar faces riding again, and also some new members who are eager to show their support,” says His Excellency.

    “We look forward to riding as a team at the Bupa Challenge Tour, and hope to encourage all South Australian cyclists at any level of experience to join in the ride too.

    “Last year the Governor’s 10 team raised more than $50,000 for Cancer Council SA’s cancer research, prevention and support programs. This year we hope to raise even more funds to make a significant impact on cancer in South Australia.”

    The Governor’s 10 are riding together on Friday 25 January 2013 in the Bupa Challenge Tour, along with hundreds of other cyclists who will raise funds to help support over 9,300 South Australians diagnosed with cancer each year.

    For the first time, riders will gain free entry into the Bupa Challenge Tour for raising more than $1,000, as part of Cancer Council’s Ride for a reason.

    Cancer Council SA Chief Executive, Professor Brenda Wilson, is pleased to see the Governor’s 10 team gearing up for another year at the Santos Tour Down Under.

    “Riding with the Governor’s 10 team has become bigger and better each year, and we are honoured to see such an exceptional group of leading South Australians put their support behind Cancer Council SA,” says Professor Wilson.

    “Every day around 25 South Australians are diagnosed with cancer, and every day we are doing something to bring the defeat of cancer closer.

    “Participating in Cancer Council’s Ride for a reason not only supports people who have been touched by cancer, it will also help you to reduce your own cancer risk, by keeping active and contributing to a healthy lifestyle.

    “All funds raised will go towards critical cancer research in South Australia, cancer support services to help all people affected by cancer and prevention programs to inform all South Australians about how they can reduce their risk of cancer.”

    The Bupa Challenge Tour offers participants distances between 20 km to 127 km starting from Nurioopta, Mt Pleasant, Kersbrook and Modbury on Friday 25 January 2013. You can sign up for the Bupa Challenge Tour at www.tourdownunder.com.au

    Register to Ride for a reason at the Santos Tour Down Under at www.rideforareason.com.au or phone 1300 65 65 85.

    Ride for a reason and ride to beat cancer.

    The final ‘Governor’s 10’ Ride for a reason team for 2013:

    Directeur Sportif - His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR
    Team Manager – Professor Brenda Wilson

    1. Hon Jay Weatherill – Premier of South Australia
    2. Eric Granger – Former General Manager, Bupa
    3. Graeme Gilbertson – General Manager, Channel 9 South Australia
    4. Kelly Baker-Jamieson – Managing Director, Edible Blooms
    5. Julianne Parkinson – Executive Director, Ernst & Young
    6. Bill Griggs – Director, Trauma Service, Royal Adelaide Hospital
    7. Daniel Gallagher – State Manager, Bupa
    8. Peter Tregoweth – Owner, Bicycle Express
    9. Wayne Fazzalari – Managing Director, Rendition Homes
    10. Phil Morton – Partner, Morton Phillips
              & Patrick Jonker – Olympic cyclist and official Governor’s 10 coach

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