Breathe in fresh country air and help raise money to support women of the Darling Downs for the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation’s Volvo Trucks Handling the Outback bike ride on Saturday 13 to Sunday 14 October.

The Foundation is calling for riders to register now for the ride of a lifetime from Toowoomba to Gordon Country and back again with participants helping to raise money for BreastScreen Toowoomba. Toowoomba Hospital Foundation CEO Alison Kennedy said for only $350, the bike ride is a great way to support a local cause and have a great night out with our region’s cycling community. “This is the first time the Foundation has ever attempted to do a bike ride for charity and we’re really excited to bring something new, exciting and fun to our region,” she said. “We’d love to see 60 riders join us in October to help us reach our target of raising $142,000 to go towards purchasing new 3-D Ultrasound software for our local BreastScreen Service.”

Donnamaree Cosgrove will be jumping on her bike for Handling the Outback riding with Team Bikeline who are aiming to raise $3,000 for BreastScreen. “We love to do bike rides for local charity to support the local community and bring awareness to causes and those who need help,” she said. “Riding for BreastScreen is a great cause, especially for women. All of us are going to use BreastScreen at one point in our lives, so it was an easy decision to make to ride to raise funds for better technology that is helping to save lives.”

Registration fee to enter Handling the Outback is $350 and includes welcome drinks, all meals and snacks, shared cabin accommodation at Gordon Country and entertainment. Those wishing to participate may register at the designated website.

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