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Gearing up to help others
Legacy is there to help
Doctor Steve Brooks' passion for
helping people has taken him across
Australia. Next year it will also take
him across the State as he tests
himself on a gruelling UCI World
Tour cycling course.
The Victor Harbor-based GP has
signed up to tackle the Beat Cancer
Tour, which takes place during the
Santos Tour Down Under in January
2015, to raise money for cancer
research. As part of the Beat Cancer
Tour team he will cycle every day
and stage of the Santos Tour Down
Under ahead of the professionals.
"Currently" says Dr Brooks, "I'm
only riding about 150km weekly,
so this is going to be a massive
challenge, however, last year's
entrants assure me it was one of
the best things they've done so I am
looking forward to the experience."
To be eligible for the 2015 Beat
Cancer Tour, entrants must pay
a $2000 registration fee, make
a $2500 donation and fundraise
another $12,000. Losing his
brother-in-law to cancer ten years
ago has given Dr Brooks a personal
motivation to reach his target.
"Cancer affects almost everyone
in one way or another, so this is
something I'm passionate about."
Cancer Council SA Chief Executive
Professor Brenda Wilson says "I
hope Dr Brooks' story will inspire
other strong cyclists to take on the
challenge of the Beat Cancer Tour.
At Cancer Council, we believe that
together we will beat cancer and
I'm inspired and encouraged by his
determination to make a difference."
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Since 1923 Legacy has been
providing practical assistance and
advice to families of veterans who
have lost their lives or health.
Amongst this group are an
increasing number of younger
families cared for by Legacy whose
husbands and fathers have died
more recently after serving in places
like Vietnam, East Timor, Gulf War,
Iraq and Afghanistan.
In South Australia and Broken Hill
assistance is currently provided
to over 8,000 families including
120 children and adult disabled
The level of assistance provided
by Legacy depends on the
circumstances and needs of the
individual and/or family.
It includes help with things like
power bills, assistance with school
fees and uniforms etc for children,
helping to cope with bereavement
and loss, advocating for pension and
other entitlements, and providing a
personal point of contact.
With limited support from
government, Legacy very much
appreciates the generosity of the
public in helping it continue to assist
families of veterans who have lost
their lives or health in the service of
If you would like to support
the much appreciated work of
Legacy, either with a donation or
by leaving a lasting legacy in the
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Legacy Development Manager,
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1800 182 270.
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