Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Second Leukemia Death Spurs Cancer Ride Again

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Second Leukemia Death Spurs Cancer Ride Again

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Byline: Geoff Egan geoff.egan@qt.com.au

FOR the second time, a death in her family has inspired Jody Struthers to ride a bike more than 200km to raise money for leukemia.

Ms Struthersa two-year-old niece, Holly Muhling, died in November after being diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia four days after her second birthday.

aItas been a bit of a hard year for our family,a Ms Struthers said.

aI wanted to do something for her, to raise money and awareness of leukemia.a

She decided to take part in the 2013 Ride to Conquer Cancer.

It will be the second time she has taken part in the long ride from Brisbane into the Somerset region after competing in the wake of her uncleas death from leukemia.

aI did the ride in 2011 after our uncle died, so I thought it would be right to do the next one for Holly,a Ms Struthers said.

aThe ride begins in St Lucia in Brisbane and goes up north towards Esk.

aThis year it came through Leichhardt too, so itas pretty close to home for Ipswich too.a

The Ride to Conquer Cancer is more than 200km long and takes two days for riders to complete.

She is looking to raise $2500 to take part in the ride in August. …

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