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Melbourne Pedalthon to Raise $100K for Below the Belt Cancers

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Founded by 25-year-old Simon Clarke in 2013, the Pedalthon has grown from a single annual event run in Sydney each year to a twice-yearly event in Sydney and Melbourne. Over $2M has been raised through these and other Below the Belt research fund events. 

The Below the Belt Research Fund provides much-needed seed funding to support ANZUP members to progress new trial ideas to the point of becoming full-scale studies. Grants of up to $50,000 are awarded to successful applications. 

Returning to Sandown Racecourse for the fifth year, ANZUP’s Below the Belt Pedalthon is aiming to raise $100k through donations and sponsorships to make a difference in the lives of all those impacted by below the belt cancers. 

The BTB (Below the Belt) Pedalthon represents an opportunity for ANZUP to bring together people from the community with key stakeholders from ANZUP including our CEO, Chair, and clinician members who have put the money raised from Below the Belt events to work improving outcomes for those affected by below the belt cancers.  

People attending are either connected to our cause on a personal level or just want to support our mission and have a good time on a bike. 

Whether you’re a cycling enthusiast, looking for a fitness challenge, or simply a bunch of mates looking to jump on a bike and have some fun, you’ll love the BTB Pedalthon. Individual riders and teams of up to 4 riders will be challenged to ride as many laps as possible in 3 hours, with fun challenges throughout the day. 

If you want to have some fun and raise money to help fight below-the-belt cancers, then ride with us on our closed circuit away from the cars and potholes. 

Every cent raised by the Melbourne Pedalthon event goes directly towards the Below the Belt research fund and is used for clinical trials research, which means straight into the hands of experts committed to improving treatments and outcomes for those living with below the belt cancers – testicular, penile, prostate, bladder, and kidney. 

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Menchie Khairuddin is a writer Deputy Content Manager at Akolade and content producer for Third Sector News. She is passionate about social affairs specifically in mixed, multicultural heritage and not-for-profit organisations.


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