Rachael Alford

Rachael Alford
Most will know my story involving childhood cancer. Unfortunately not everyone's journey goes to plan. 1 in 3 children die, a number that is way too high.
I've Ridden 634.4 km to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 24th
  • State: 2nd in NT
I've raised $6,517.51 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

My Story

6 Oct 2019

Most will know my story involving childhood cancer. Just 1 month after my eldest 3rd birthday, we got the news that he had Leukaemia. Thankfully, Jayden's story was a successful 1, responding well to all treatment, being cancer free now for 12 years.

Unfortunately not everyone's journey goes to plan, with cancer being the largest single killer of children from disease in Australia – over 600 children are diagnosed with cancer every year and sadly, 3 die every week.

Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.

And so I am riding and raising funds to support the Children's Medical Research Institute to continue their work into the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and finding a cure for childhood cancer.

Please support my challenge by making a donation through my fundraising page to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve.

Together, we can save little lives.

Thanks for your support.

My Challenge

  • 19.0 km ride - Morning Ride - Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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    Logged this ride 140 days ago
  • 12.9 km ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, November 3, 2019
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    Logged this ride 148 days ago
  • Challenge completed
    31 Oct 2019

    Wow, I have done it. Tonight, the last 46kms has been smashed.

    With the help, encouragement, and amazing support from so many people I have ridden 600kms and raised over $6000 to help eradicate childhood cancer. I am so humbled by all the support and donations.

    A special thanks to my amazing girl friend, who kept me company on my first and last ride, and has supported me with words of encouragement, cheered me on, and throughout has believed in in my ability to complete the challenge.

    Thanks also goes to John, Susan, Jason and Phil who kept me co.pany on some big rides, and helped keep my bike healthy. And to my cousin Maxi for loaning me his awesome road bike while I was in adelaide so i could keep clocking the kms.

    Challenge completed
    Posted 151 days ago
  • 47.5 km ride - made it - Thursday, October 31, 2019
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    Logged this ride 151 days ago
  • 1 day left...challenge 97% complete!
    30 Oct 2019

    With 1 week left of this fantastic challenge, I sustained 2 injuries. 1st was my left knee which I swear just went out in protest at all the kms I've done, then on Sunday I pinched a nerve in my back while reliving childhood memories on a swing....groan!

    So I've been resting up, holding onto hope that I'll come good, and with the support of my amazing partner will smash this challenge by d day.

    Wish us luck for tomorrow, and getting the last 46kms done and dusted in time...BRING ON D DAY AND LETS KICK CANCERS STUPID BUTT!!!

    Posted 152 days ago
  • 5.2 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Saturday, October 26, 2019
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    Logged this ride 156 days ago
  • Donor shout out
    23 Oct 2019

    Again you guys have amazed me. With your help I have now raised over $6000 to help fight the dreaded C. Thank you thank you thank you.

    Donor shout out
    Posted 159 days ago
  • 9.1 km ride - windy Wednesday - Wednesday, October 23, 2019
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    Logged this ride 159 days ago
  • 13.1 km ride - hump day madness - Wednesday, October 23, 2019
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    Logged this ride 160 days ago
  • 24.5 km ride - GCC day 22 - Tuesday, October 22, 2019
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    Logged this ride 161 days ago
  • 65.9 km ride - 60km Sunday - Sunday, October 20, 2019
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    Logged this ride 163 days ago
  • 13.3 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Saturday, October 19, 2019
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    Logged this ride 163 days ago
  • 45.2 km ride - GCC day 18 Friday frivolity - Friday, October 18, 2019
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    Logged this ride 165 days ago
  • CHAMPION SUPPORTERS
    17 Oct 2019

    Wow, I am blown away, and so humbled by all the support I have received so far. From starting with a fundraising goal of $500 (which I thought would be awesome to reach), you have all helped my now exceed $5640.

    Again from the bottom of my heart I say thank you. Your support and words of encouragement have helped me to make this challenge such an amazing experience.

    Posted 165 days ago
  • 15.4 km ride - Happy Thursday - Thursday, October 17, 2019
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    Logged this ride 166 days ago
  • 13.0 km ride - headwind heartache - Wednesday, October 16, 2019
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    Logged this ride 166 days ago
  • 13.1 km ride - hump day work run - Wednesday, October 16, 2019
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    Logged this ride 167 days ago
  • 25.5 km ride - Happy Tuesday - Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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    Logged this ride 168 days ago
  • 22.2 km ride - Fun Sunday - Sunday, October 13, 2019
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    Logged this ride 170 days ago
  • 22.0 km ride - GCC day 11 - Friday, 11 October 2019
    Logged this ride 172 days ago
  • $5,000 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $5,000 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 172 days ago
  • $2,500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $2,500 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 173 days ago
  • 25.3 km ride - GCC day 9 beautiful Adelaide day - Thursday, October 10, 2019
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    Logged this ride 173 days ago
  • 19.5 km ride - GCC first adelaide ride - Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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    Logged this ride 174 days ago
  • Kick Cancers Butt day
    8 Oct 2019

    This Thursday is extra special as every donation received is going to be matched by sponsors $1 for $1, up to $730,000.

    Time to spread the word and KICK CANCERS BUTT!!!

    Kick Cancers Butt day
    Posted 174 days ago
  • 30.1 km ride - GCC week 2..bring it on! - Tuesday, October 8, 2019
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    Logged this ride 175 days ago
  • 30.1 km ride - GCC week 1 done woot woot - Monday, October 7, 2019
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    Logged this ride 176 days ago
  • 3.9 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Sunday, October 6, 2019
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    Logged this ride 176 days ago
  • 4.2 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Saturday, October 5, 2019
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    Logged this ride 177 days ago
  • 50.2 km ride - Saturday coasting - Saturday, October 5, 2019
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    Logged this ride 178 days ago
  • 20.2 km ride - 100kms done and dusted.....400km to go! - Friday, October 4, 2019
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    Logged this ride 179 days ago
  • 25.9 km ride - Day 3 sorted - Thursday, October 3, 2019
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    Logged this ride 180 days ago
  • 25.7 km ride - Day 2 GCC - Wednesday, October 2, 2019
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    Logged this ride 181 days ago
  • 2.4 km ride - off to choir - Tuesday, October 1, 2019
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    Logged this ride 181 days ago
  • Day 1 GCC
    1 Oct 2019

    wow its finally October and my challenge to ride 500kms has begun. Watch out for me on the streets and bike paths of Darwin!

    Anyone who fancies a bike ride is welcome to join me...ridings more fun in a group.

    Day 1 GCC
    Posted 181 days ago
  • 30.0 km ride - Day 1 GCC - Tuesday, 1 October 2019

    From Nakara to Nakara

    Logged this ride 181 days ago
  • Count down has begun
    24 Sep 2019

    I am so excited, just 1 week to go b4 I begin this challenge. Bring on October 1st

    Count down has begun
    Posted 188 days ago
  • $1,000 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $1,000 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 193 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $500 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 202 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $250 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 203 days ago
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