Mater’s Smiling for Smiddy program is the charity beneficiary of the 2019 Great Brisbane Bike Ride. Smiling for Smiddy is a series of cycling and triathlon events that raise funds for cancer research at Mater. The program is named in memory of Adam Smiddy, a talented triathlete and respected physiotherapist with the world at his feet, who passed away from an aggressive melanoma aged just 26. Every year hundreds of cyclists and triathletes use their passion for sport to help fight cancer. Collectively they have helped to raise more than $10 million since the first Smiling for Smiddy cycle challenge from Brisbane to Home Hill, Adam’s family hometown, in 2006.

Funds raised through Smiling for Smiddy support vital cancer research at Mater Research, Mater’s world-class research institute. Here researchers and clinicians are working hand in hand, ensuring our understanding and treatment of cancer moves from the research lab bench to the patient’s bedside as quickly as possible, here in Brisbane and around the world.

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