Tour de Cure

Tour de Cure

In 2007, a coffee between two mates led to the formation of Tour de Cure which has since raised millions in funding for vital cancer research, support and prevention projects. In December 2011, a huge $36,000 was presented to Arrow to help fund patient support services including:

  • Travel assistance for patients, carers and bone marrow donors experiencing difficulties meeting the cost of travel for transplant and post transplant treatment;
  • The Tracey Scone Wig Library which offers cancer and transplant patients the opportunity to borrow a wig completely free of charge for the duration of treatment;
  • Scholarships to registered nurses employed in the field of blood and marrow transplantation and paediatric oncology; and
  • Patient information seminars and comprehensive guides on the transplant process.

Since 2012, Tour de Cure has sponsored Arrow's Tracey Scone Wig Library through an annual donation of $20,000.

Ben Boyd, David Farr, Andrew Woodford
Left to right: Ben Boyd, David Farr, Andrew Woodford
Tour de Cure

Arrow's involvement with this remarkable event followed from a nomination by a transplant patient's mother who wished to support Arrow's travel assistance program after receiving petrol cards to help with the cost of the frequent long trips to visit her son who was undergoing stem cell treatment at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney.

Robyn Flood, Arrow CEO said: "This grant has enabled Arrow to provide tangible and practical support to the many patients who look to us for help through the transplant process, whether it be a wig or financial assistance with travel costs. It has also enabled us to provide more nursing scholarships in 2012, ensuring transplant and oncology nurses have up to date training which can be applied in their workplace and shared with other colleagues".

Tour de Cure is an Australian charity committed to raising awareness and inspiring action in the fight against cancer. Tour de Cure's signature annual cycling tour sees a group of ordinary people embark on an extraordinary journey between two Australian cities to celebrate the charity's amazing fundraising efforts.

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