26 cyclists ride 400km in three days for BCNA
Alliance Airlines has been a proud supporter of BCNA since 2015.
In 2018, Alliance first launched Hangar2Hangar, a three-day 400km charity corporate cycling event, in support of BCNA. The inaugural event was hosted between Alliance’s North Queensland hangars, from Cairns Airport to Townsville Airport in Queensland, and raised over $65,000 for BCNA.
In February 2020, Alliance committed to do it all again, this time increasing their fundraising target to $100,000!
From 28 February-1 March 2020, a team of 26 cyclists from Alliance's bases and departments around Australia came together with supporters and support crew to fundraise and ride almost 400km over three days for BCNA.
The cycling route was planned months in advance, across Kangaroo Island, McLaren Vale and finishing at Alliances’ Adelaide Hangar in South Australia.
Despite their route being devastated by the 2020 bushfires, the team were not deterred. Instead they took the opportunity to support bushfire affected local communities and tourism economies of these regions, making time to enjoy and promote the friendly hospitality, picturesque landscapes and delicious cuisine.
At the finish line, BCNA’s Kirsten Pilatti and Sue Clohesy were joined by local breast cancer survivors, Christie Vanderloo and Catherine Peter to welcome the weary riders.
This incredible team lead by Alliance Airlines’ CEO Lee Schofield, not only rode 400km in three days but exceeded their $100,000 fundraising goal. An amazing feeling for all involved and a proud moment for our partnership.
“I am extremely proud of what the Alliance team and our sponsors were able to achieve during Hangar2Hangar. It was both a challenging and rewarding experience and, most importantly, in reaching our fundraising goal we are pleased to be able to contribute to the fantastic work that BCNA does in supporting Australians affected by breast cancer," said Alliance Airlines CEO, Lee Schofield.
On behalf of all Australians affected by breast cancer, BCNA would like to take this opportunity to say “thank you” to Alliance Airlines and each and every one of the cyclists, sponsors, supporters, staff and community who helped support Hangar2Hangar 2020.
“Every not-for-profit hopes to have corporate partners that show real support – how lucky we feel to have a partnership with this great crew. Alliance Airlines is a wonderful team to work with and they should be so proud of this Hangar2Hangar project” said BCNA CEO, Kirsten Pilatti.
You can still sponsor the cyclists or make a general donation with all funds donated to BCNA; click here.