Join the fight against Prostate Cancer.
Meet Tony Gove. A proud husband, dad and grandad, a retired school principal, a passionate (and competitive!) cyclist who literally conquered both physical and mental mountains. He was also a cherished friend to all. He also battled Prostate Cancer, which sadly took his life earlier this year.
Each year approximately 17,000 men are diagnosed with Prostate Cancer, and sadly more than 3,600 men die as a result. It is the most common type of cancer in men, with approximately 1 in 5 Australian men developing Prostate Cancer within their lifetime. We’d like to change that statistic.
Those who knew Tony knew him as one of the fittest and healthiest people in their lives. He rode his bike weekly, ate well, kept fit and was a beacon of positivity. But cancer doesn’t discriminate. The toughest of cancer patients, Tony underwent 22 rounds of chemotherapy treatments and despite the pain that this caused, Tony continued to pursue the things he loved, never losing his zest for life. This included riding Alpe d’ Huez numerous times and mountains in the Pyrenees, all while undergoing treatment. He also managed to complete his twentieth consecutive Pier to Pub Swim securing Double Shark Bait status.