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Melanie is riding for a cure

February 12, 2020

Melanie Lasisz lost her husband Chadd to cancer in 2016, leaving her with a toddler and newborn baby. Now she is embarking on an epic bike ride to raise money and awareness for curing cancer.

WA District President Robert Sanford and District Secretary Greg Busson present Melanie with sponsorship for the Tour de Cure

Chadd was a coal miner and proud CFMEU member at Collie’s Premier Coal in Western Australia, when he died after short battle with cancer aged just 37. Melanie’s son Kye was just 22 months old and her daughter Mikayla just six weeks old.

She’s had a tough few years raising the kids without their dad. Now she’s raising money for cancer research by cycling in the Tour de Cure – Ride to Cure Cancer, a nine-day 1400km bike ride from NSW to Queensland. It sets off from Newcastle on 26 March and finishes in Noosa on 3 April. That’s a huge ride!

The Union’s WA District and National Office have been proud to contribute to Melanie’s fundraising effort. She is just a few dollars away from reaching her $15,000 goal and you can help her get there.

Follow Melanie’s progress on our Facebook page.

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