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28 Oct, 2015

Riding for PinkDrive

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Rick Budai photographed at the Long Tom Cannon on the road to Lydenburg.
Riding through some of South Africa’s most well-known landmarks for charity can be very rewarding.
Riding through some of South Africa’s most well-known landmarks for charity can be very rewarding.
South Africa has spectacular scenery.

In a bid to raise R200 000 for PinkDrive, Rick Budai left the picturesque Lowveld on 1 September and aims to reach the Mother City by 14 October.

With 38 stages and six rest days, this ride will cover approximately 3 500 kilometres on an extended route between Nelspruit and Cape Town.

Rick’s motivation for doing this ride is his wife, Carolyn, who was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in September 2014. “That was the turning point in both our lives,” Rick said.

Carolyn has since had a single mastectomy, gone through chemotherapy and radiology, and today she is cancer free.

Even though the couple escaped the worst, Rick believes had they found the cancer sooner, it would have made a difference; “If through this initiative I can get even one person to get tested, I would have served my purpose,” he said.

He will be accompanied by a back-up vehicle driven by his best friend, David Lasarow who lost both his parents to cancer. The primary goal is to raise money and to drive home the fact that ‘Early Detection Saves Lives.’

To support this cause, SMS the key word PinkCycle to 40158, SMSs charged at R20. All funds raised will go towards delivering education and breast examinations to communities that are in need. For more information, please visit our website: www.pinkdrive.co.za