Helping us to spread the word
Tour de Cure is lucky to have the support of wonderful ambassadors who give their time and talent to help build our supporter base and raise awareness about our day-to-day work.
Whether they're reaching out to their networks, engaging with our supporters, or appearing in the media, they make a valuable contribution to Tour de Cure and our mission to cure cancer.
We're proud to introduce them to you.
Meet Jake Bailey
We're delighted to have inspirational speaker and cancer survivor, Jake Bailey, as an ambassador of Tour de Cure. Jake caused a global sensation when he delivered a moving speech from his wheelchair as Head Boy of Christchurch Boys High School’s prize-giving ceremony in November 2015. He had just been diagnosed with Burkitt's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, the fastest growing cancer known to man. He was given three weeks to live if this was left untreated. Now in remission, Jake is determined to share his experiences and his courage in the hope of helping others. His personal story makes him a powerful advocate for the work that we do.
“Here's the thing, none of us get out of life alive, so be gallant, be great, be gracious and be grateful for the opportunities you have.”
Meet Jens Voigt
We know how fortunate we are to have former pro-cyclist, Jens Voigt, as one of our ambassadors. He's an inspirational figure worldwide, both on and off the bike. He's passionate about what we're doing to cure cancer and in his words, finds our tours "heartwarming and heartbreaking". Drawing on his global cycling network and his profile as a respected professional sportsman, Jensie works tirelessly to help us cure and prevent cancer. His 2017 Everesting challenge - cyling up and down Berlin's Mount Teufelsberg - is testament to his desire and determination to make a difference. He's a huge hit on our school visits and a popular member of any peloton. Join Signature Tour and meet him!
Meet Mark Beretta
Mark is one of Australia’s best known and most admired sport commentators. Millions of Australians start their day with Mark and the Sunrise team on Channel 7. He has covered almost every major Australian and international sporting event, including ten Olympic Games. Mark holds a Bachelor Of Engineering degree and before entering the media, worked with BHP, Andersen Consulting, and Honeywell. A dedicated family man, Mark is also an author, a 10-time Australian water ski champion, and a gun cyclist. He first joined us for Signature Tour in 2010, bringing along the Sunrise team and broadcasting live each morning from on the road. Since then, he’s been back every year and signalled his commitment to the organisation by joining the Tour de Cure Board. A hugely popular and vibrant personality, Mark works tirelessly to fundraise and promote our work across his social networks.
Meet Drew Ginn
Drew Ginn OAM is an Australian sporting legend, a five-time world champion rower and a triple Olympic gold medallist. What many people don’t know is that Drew is a passionate cyclist who brings all of those amazing Olympic qualities to the road. We are honoured to have Drew as a Tour de Cure Ambassador. He's ridden with us on several Signature Tours where his easy-going nature and gentle way of connecting with both riders and supporters alike is fantastic for team morale. Drew also lost his mum to cancer so he's dedicated to helping us find a cure. In May 2017 Drew rode from Sydney to Melbourne non-stop to fundraise for us. In everything he does for Tour de Cure, Drew shows us what true commitment and selflessness really means.
Meet James Tobin
James Tobin (or JT as we know him) has been a much loved fixture on Channel 7’s Weekend Sunrise program for several years. He’s also been a contestant on Dancing with the Stars and a runner up in Cleo’s Bachelor of the Year to name a few other accolades. Along with co-ambassador, Mark Beretta, JT and the Channel 7 team take Tour de Cure to a national audience, giving us much needed exposure and support. James is also pretty handy on a bike and his witty sense of humour makes him a peloton favourite.
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