Kieren's story

Cycling from Uluru to Melbourne

Kieren Devisser's Cycle for CancerAt just 16 years of age, Kieren Devisser set himself the challenge of riding 2700 kilometres from Uluru to Melbourne via Adelaide, Mount Gambier and the Great Ocean Road all in just 26 days.

His impressive feat raised more than $12,000 and valuable awareness for Cancer Council Victoria's work funding ground-breaking research and prevention programs, and supporting the 30,000 Victorians diagnosed with cancer each year.

"It was an incredible experience. I developed a strong connection with Cancer Council Victoria and unbreakable friendships. I felt I helped get us a step closer to a cure."

Kieren's motivation came from wanting to make a difference after watching a TV program that showed the experience of patients undergoing cancer treatment. He decided he needed to do something to raise money for Cancer Council, and to inspire others to do so as well.

A keen community ambassador for young people, Kieren wants to lead by example and encourage others to not only be aware of living a healthy lifestyle to cut their cancer risk, but also to get out there and make a difference.

"The work Cancer Council does is absolutely amazing! They work to find new prevention methods and help people to quit smoking etc. They put so much effort into all areas of this terrible disease."

Kieren continues to work towards his lifetime fundraising target of $50,000, and has trained as a Cancer Council community speaker which allows him to share his story to inspire others.

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