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CBHS Corporate Health is helping to fight cancer with CommBank

by CBHS Corporate Health | Aug 22, 2019
CBHS Corporate Health Fund CEO and Executive Director, Dario Molina

CBHS Corporate Health Fund CEO and Executive Director, Dario Molina, is representing CBHS Group to take on the challenge of the 400km+ Can4Cancer 3-day ride.

Dario will join more than 150 riders of all abilities on a return trip from Sydney via Bowral and Kiama, to raise vital funds for cancer cures. Along the way, the team will visit local primary schools to spread the message of cancer prevention.

For Dario, finding a cure for cancer is a mission that’s very close to home.

“My mother passed away when I was three years of age. My aunt took on board the role of my mother and dedicated her life to my siblings and me. Three years ago, I lost my dear aunt to brain cancer.

Seeing such a strong lady debilitated by such a horrific disease was emotionally excruciating for us.

I’m riding in her memory and to help find a cure so that others do not suffer as she did,” says Dario of his decision to ride this year.

Dario has a good baseline when it comes to training, as he enjoys cycling as a hobby. However, he acknowledges that some of the gruelling hills in the NSW South Coast area will be a challenge compared to his usual flat cycling routes! 

What is Can4Cancer all about?

Can4Cancer is CommBank’s community initiative with Tour de Cure that raises vital funds for cancer research and support for people with cancer. CBHS Group is the exclusive Wellbeing Partner for Can4Cancer in 2019.

Last year, Can4Cancer raised more than $2million across a series of capital city walks and a ride. This year, we’ll be looking to beat that figure, supporting the ride as well as 3,000+ CommBank staff to complete 21km walks across six capital cities. It’s all happening throughout September and October.
CBHS Corporate Health Fund CEO and Executive Director, Dario Molina

How is CBHS Group helping?

CBHS Health Fund, part of the CBHS Group is the private health fund for a majority of CommBank Group staff. So, we share the same cancer-smart values. Alongside Dario in the ride, we hope to have a great turnout of CBHS staff walking and fundraising in the events too!

Where do the funds go?

Cancer research is a long and expensive process. Can4Cancer funds key research projects that will make important breakthroughs in cancer prevention and cures. Tour de Cure has already made 29 important breakthroughs, with more to come!

This year, Can4Cancer will help fund 15,000 cancer awareness kids’ packs to enable Tour de Cure to reach and empower even more kids to understand cancer and live a healthy and happy lifestyle.

During the cycling tour, the team will present multiple local cancer grants each night to enable research, support or prevention projects in that region.

Support Dario in his 400km challenge

You can donate towards Dario’s efforts here, and like CBHS Corporate Health on LinkedIn to follow his training journey.