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Cpl Max Bree
DEFENCE personnel will don leathers and
hit the road to raise money for prostate cancer
research in May.
Several hundred ADF and Public Service per-
sonnel are expected to ride from Defence bases
across Australia to Cairns for The Long Ride 2013.
The ride will stop in country towns along the
way to raise money and awareness for prostate
VCDF Air-Mshl Mark Binskin is planning to
join the ride for a couple of days.
"I am a strong supporter of health promotion
and awareness initiatives. The Long Ride 2013 is
an important one in supporting men's health," Air-
Mshl Binskin said.
Funds raised will support the Prostate Cancer
Foundation Australia (PCFA), which runs commu-
nity awareness campaigns and funds research into
causes, detection, diagnosis and improved treat-
ment of prostate cancer. About 3300 Australian
men die each year from the disease.
"I encourage motorcyclists from across the
Defence organisation to consider participating in
this important health support initiative," Air-Mshl
"If you cannot join The Long Ride or you're
not into motorcycling, I urge you to consider sup-
porting a Defence member who is participating.
This is an opportunity for people to increase their
understanding of prostate cancer specifically, and
men's health more broadly."
Riders are responsible for their own costs. To participate con-
tact Paul Brealey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Support the team in its effort to raise funds by donating at
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Tour for cancer
Riders to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer
Show and shine: Long Ride participant Maj Warren Joyce
shows off his wheels to VCDF Air-Mshl Mark Binskin at
Russell Offices in Canberra.
Photo by David McClenaghan
Cpl Max Bree
A TEAM of Australian Army cadets from
across the country has taken out the CA's
Team Challenge at the Majura Training
Area from January 13-19.
During the week the 53 cadets moved
sandbags, built sandbag walls, made rafts
to cross a dam, went across high rope
courses, built catapults and ran through
the Duntroon obstacle course.
The challenge and the Adventure
Training Award activities were combined
Cadet Sgt Tina Stevens, of 26ACU
in Wollongong, was awarded student of
merit in the adventure training award by
CA Lt-Gen David Morrison.
Maj (AAC) Warren Cree, OC Sydney
Grammar School Cadet Unit, said the
adventure training award was the high-
light of most cadets' time in the corps.
To qualify cadets must be over 16,
recommended by their unit and pass a
"I think there's around 15,000 cadets
Australia wide. For the activity we get it
down to 54," Maj (AAC) Cree said.
"Before the activity they need to have
attended three annual (cadet) camps,
pass a navigation test, a 20km pack
march, obviously be medically fit and
pass a swim test."
Of the 54 entries, 44 cadets complet-
ed the event and were awarded the corps'
top honour -- the gold boomerang badge.
Cadets face tough
Challenge: Cadet Sgt Tim Enderby completes the Duntroon obstacle course
with his team during the adventure training award.
Photo by Cpl Max Bree
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