BEHIND the wheel of one of the lead cars in a 1270 kilometre cycling event is a Bendigo woman.
This will be Gerry Bateman’s third time on the support crew of the signature Tour de Cure.
“The reason I do it is because we really need to find a cure,” she said.
“Too many people I know, including family and friends, have either lost their battle or are still fighting the disease.”
This year’s event aims to raise more than $2.4 million for cancer research, support and prevention programs.
It started in Hotham on March 24, and ends in Hobart on April 1.
At each overnight stop, the tour donates $10,000 to local cancer projects.
Tour de Cure has funded more than 250 cancer projects and achieved 18 world-class cancer breakthroughs since 2007.
It has also delivered a program promoting cancer prevention to more than 81,000 Australian school children.
One in three cancers is preventable.