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.

About Tour de Tony

In honour of Tony and his love of cycling we’re proud to introduce Tour de Tony - a cycling event aimed at raising much needed funds and brand awareness for early detection and prevention of prostate cancer.

Members of the Tour de Tony team will be challenged to set themselves a cycling km target to be achieved on Saturday 15 October 2022. This can be a part of the Tour de Tony event, which will take place in Geelong or virtually via Strava or your preferred location. From 20km to 200km, Tour de Tony fundraisers will be pushing themselves to the limit in the hope of defeating prostate cancer.

How can you help? Get behind your friend, family and/or colleagues by donating to Tour de Tony. Take it one step further and become a fundraiser yourself. Anyone and everyone is welcome on team Tour de Tony. All funds raised will go directly towards Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA).

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