The Challenge - Ride Against Cancer
Sue- Ellen Lovett will complete her Ride against Challenge, by coming down the home Straight at the Dubbo Turf Club. come along and show your support as Sue-Ellen crosses the finish line after a grueling 800km,
there will be fun for the whole family on the day.
THE CHALLENGE - RIDE AGAINST CANCER·
Sue-Ellen Lovett, a cancer survivor herself, is riding approximately 800kms throughout the Central West NSW to raise money to fight this dreadful disease.
From humble beginnings growing up on a farm near Mudgee, Sue-Ellen had visions of representing her country. She knew what she had to do, how to do it but had no idea it would take her on the journey she has traveled thus far. Without the luxury of full sight, and now totally blind, her vision is much more then just seeing....
Some of Sue-Ellen’s Recognition, Awards & Achievements:
Nine long distance horse rides, covering 16000km, raising 3.1 million for such organizations: - Guide Dogs NSW, Sydney Paralympic Committee, Riding for the Disabled, Children’s Cancer Unit, Lions Save Sight
1996 Atlanta Paralympian
1999 Member of the Bronze winning Australian Team at the Denmark World Dressage Championships
2000 Placed 5th in the Sydney Paralympics Freestyle to Music event
2000 Made Life Member of Equestrian Australia
2000 Ministerial Sports Award 2004 Australian Sports Medal
2009-2013 Qualified for the International Competition, the Sydney CDI
currently competing successfully at international competition (FEI) in able body dressage
About this ride:
Sue-Ellen, riding Australian Stock horses, along with her amazing guide dog Armani, will be guided by her vigilant sighted guides mounted on Australian Thoroughbred horses supplied by Racing NSW from their re-homing program for ex-racehorses. She will add this to her previous nine long distance rides, having ridden in excess of 16000kms raising over 3.1 million dollars for worthy causes.
Where is the money raised going to?
All money raised will go directly to The Integrated Wellness Center located within the Oncology Dept of Dubbo Base Hospital. The Integrated Wellness Center will focus on cutting edge treatments as well as research. There are four major components: Diagnosis: early imaging and pathological diagnosis Treatment: chemotherapy, radiotherapy and survivor ship at one site Research: providing patients with access to clinical trials and cutting edge treatments Education: educating the community about cancer prevention, detection and treatments
How can you donate?
Please show your support by donating electronically to Mudgee Lions Club:
BSB: 082726, Account: 631002002 Ref: Ride Against Cancer
All contribution will directly go to the Wellness Center
For more information or to arrange an interview / photo opportunity with Sue-Ellen or to find out how you can be part of this ride and help, please call Sue-Ellen on 0417546765 We thank everyone for their kind support and donations and hope to make a difference for cancer patients and survivors throughout the Central West NSW.