HEALTH SPIN: Hetty Cochrane, Anny Studeri, Mark Harris, Denise and Jack Smyth are getting ready for the Ballz on Bikes prostate cancer fundraiser.
HEALTH SPIN: Hetty Cochrane, Anny Studeri, Mark Harris, Denise and Jack Smyth are getting ready for the Ballz on Bikes prostate cancer fundraiser. Mike Richards

Riders put ballz on bikes to fight prostate cancer

WATCHING friends and family battle cancer diagnosis changed Jack Whyte's life.

"It changed my attitude to everything," he said.

"I realised that your material possessions don't mean a great deal to you if you've got cancer. You've got to enjoy life while you have a good quality life.

"Us men don't talk about things a lot and it's (prostate cancer) been brought to our attention and it is important.

"We always speak about breast cancer, but prostate cancer doesn't seem to be spoken of as much.

"It's important men my age look at getting tested and they are not frightened of prostate cancer."

Now, Mr Whyte and other members of the Gladstone Harley Owners Group will host a Ballz on Bikes ride from the Harbour City

Harley-Davidson store to Granite Creek via Bororen and Miriam Vale.

This is the first year the ride has fundraised for prostate cancer. In the past they raised money for breast cancer.

Mr Whyte said he hoped there would be more than 100 bikes involved.

Ballz on Bikes for prostate ride:

  • Held on November 9 
  • Registration is $25 per person. There will be a sausage sizzle and drinks
  • Monetary and raffle prize donations accepted


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