All posts by Ally Tutkaluk

Stephen’s ready for his fifth Ride as One

Stephen Opat might be the poster boy for Ride as One, having been a keen participant for the last four years. A practicing haematologist at Monash Hospital, Stephen has seen first-hand the impact a blood cancer diagnosis can have on a family. He realises the importance of charities like the Leukaemia Foundation and how much […]

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Shaw Callen riding his bike

I was training for Ride as One then found out I had lymphoma

Shaw Callen, 44, was preparing for his second year cycling for Ride as One for Blood Cancer when he found a lump in his neck. Seven days before departing for the ride he was told he had non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, and was unable to participate. “Around six weeks before the event I began to notice a rubbery lump […]

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Craig’s riding for son Jasper

Craig Jacotine is no stranger to Ride as One. Having participated in the event three times over the past four years, he is back in 2018 to take on the Adelaide Hills. Following the birth of his son Jasper in early 2016, Craig rejoined the Ride as One event in New Zealand, eager once more to […]

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ABT-199 trial gives Wolfe new lease on life

Wolfe Rakusin says he’s very lucky. He was in the right place at the right time to have access to the new CLL drug, ABT-199, and he describes his response to the new compound as “outstanding”. “It’s given me a new lease of life,” said Wolfe, 76, of Melbourne, who has only just retired as […]

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