CAMBODIA CYCLE CHALLENGE
Embark on a remarkable journey to discover your inner philanthropist as you raise critically needed funds for the Skin & Cancer Foundation. At the same time, join an adventure to encounter new worlds, new landscapes and new cultures.
Come away with us for a week of discovery next October.
This amazing itinerary is the perfect charity challenge. To begin, we will absorb and appreciate the exquisite palaces, pagodas and French-inspired architecture of Phnom Penh, before cycling through untouched Cambodian villages to the world-renowned temple complex of Angkor Wat.
The flat roads around the temple sites make exploration of the area ideal by bike. We delight in the lush green countryside, where the locals will amaze us with their warmth and hospitality. Without a doubt, cycling is one of the finest ways to discover a country where hospitality comes as second nature.
Of course, you will need a bike for your challenge. The trip includes the provision of geared mountain bikes, a support crew and backup vehicle, and nights spent in comfortable hotels, where the local cuisine will be sure to delight. Pedalling at a relaxed, steady pace, we explore an ever-changing landscape of local villages, rice paddies, rural farms, country roads and dirt paths.
- 9 days - departure date Wednesday, 4 Oct 2017. Returning Thursday, 12 Oct 2017.
- Grade 4: Introductory to moderate
- Travel cost twin share: $3,750
- Non-refundable registration fee: $200
- Minimum charity fundraising target/donation: $3000 (NOTE: this is more of a target than a "must achieve". It's a challenge, but not a requirement.)
- Cycle on remote roads in Cambodia
- Phnom Penh city tour
- Cycling through the Angkor archaeological complex
- Exploring the temples of the Angkor complex
- Battambang cycle day
- Immersing ourselves in the warmth and hospitality of Cambodian culture
- Raise vital funds for the Foundation
This complete services includes:
- Return international flights from your nearest capital city in Australia
- Expert local guide, with excellent English and first aid training
- A representative from the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc
- 7 nights comfortable, 3-star hotel accommodation on a twin share basis
- 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 4 dinners
- Airport transfers
- Mountain bikes for cycling days
- Support vehicle and bike mechanic on cycling days (you can ride on the support vehicle if you can't cycle)
- Private air conditioned vehicles
- Sightseeing and entry fees as listed in the itinerary
- Snacks, fruit and drinking water on cycling days
- Group medical kit
- Cold towels and water during sightseeing
If you would like to chat about it:
- call Fiona Windon at Huma Charity Challenge on (02) 8270 8400. Or email Fiona at firstname.lastname@example.org
- call Peter Monaghan at the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc on (03) 9623 9400.
WHAT IMPACT WILL MY FUNDRAISING HAVE?
Diseases of the skin are one of Australia's major public health problems and skin health is significant to each and every one of us. This is why the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc's clinical care, research and education programs are essential.
The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc has three core activities:
- To provide patient-focused, world-class dermatological care;
- To lead the promotion of skin health in the community through education in dermatology including dermatologists, registrars, GPs and other healthcare professionals; and
- To achieve global outcomes by conducting and contributing to world-class dermatology research.
Over 29,000 patient services are provided each year by Foundation members, supported by plastic surgeons, an oral mucosal specialist, a psychiatrist, specialist nurses and other allied healthcare professionals. Much of the work by Foundation members is provided on a pro-bono basis.
The Foundation's ground-breaking research is just one area of the Foundation that will benefit from your participation in this remarkable cycling adventure.
Dr Victoria Mar and Dr Alvin Chong are leading out melanoma research, which is making a big impact on how experts from around the world understand this disease.
Dr Mar is investigating the early detection and management of cutaneous melanoma. She is currently working to assist in improving diagnosis of lentigo maligna (a melanoma that consists of malignant cells but does not show invasive growth). Dr Mar's research involves using a hand-held confocal machine to map the extent of the melanoma more accurately and improve patient outcomes.
Dr Chong is an internationally-renowned dermatologist, who is currently conducting studies on melanoma transplant patients. His research has the potential to change the lives of melanoma patients throughout the world.
Your support of, and participation in, the Cambodia Cycle Challenge will allow our research teams to continue their crucial work, so that one day melanoma will no longer be regarded as Australia's national cancer.
Learn more about the Cambodia Cycle Challenge, including the exciting itinerary.