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  • Former Governor now leading high profile Chairman’s 11

    02 December 2014

    Kevin Scarce might have dropped the title as the Governor of South Australia, but as the new Chairman of Cancer Council SA, he will continue to lead the high profile group of business and media identities for Ride for a Reason in January’s Bupa Challenge Tour.

    Previously known as the Governor’s 10, led by Rear Admiral The Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR, the newly named Chairman’s 11 are in training as they prepare to ride in the Bupa Challenge Tour and fundraise for Cancer Council.

    Kevin was officially welcomed as Chairman of Cancer Council SA in early November, having been Governor of South Australia since 2007.

    For members of the group, many of whom have been touched by cancer in one way or another, inspiration is never far away.

    Kevin is looking forward to continuing his close connection with Cancer Council SA, which has included leading the high profile Governor’s 10 in the Bupa Challenge Tour in recent years.

    “Everyone has been touched by cancer, my family included, and I am honoured to be leading the Chairman’s 11 team for an organisation that does so much for people affected by cancer throughout the community,” Kevin said.

    “My Nana died from cancer about 40 years ago. She was a terrific lady and even when I joined the Navy we corresponded on a weekly basis which for a boy who hated writing, was quite a feat.

    “I felt her loss acutely - she was a very special Nana and I've pretty much modelled my approach to being a grandparent upon her lead.

    “I’ve really enjoyed the ride over the past years and leading a group of highly motivated and talented people is a real honour.

    “Everyone is extremely busy, but we’ve had a few training rides over the past few weeks, so we are looking forward to the ride in January.

    “With 25 South Australians diagnosed with cancer every day, we must continue to work tirelessly to ensure that the best possible health services are available for people across the State.”

    Support Ride for a reason at www.rideforareason.com.au or phone 1300 65 65 85.

    The 2015 Bupa Challenge Tour will be held on Friday 23 January. Starting in Glenelg and finishing in Mount Barker, cyclists have the option to choose to ride
    the full distance of 151.7km from Glenelg or a shorter challenge that is right for them with three other starts: Willunga (118.7km), Mt Compass (77.5km) or Macclesfield (27km).

    Members from the ‘Chairman’s 11’ team participating in the ride:

    • Rear Admiral The Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR – Chairman of Cancer Council SA (former Governor of South Australia)
    • Brenda Wilson – Chief Executive, Cancer Council SA
    • Chris Kourakis – Chief Justice of South Australia, Supreme Court
    • David Knox – Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Santos
    • David Klingberg AO – Business Patron, Cancer Council SA
    • Bill Griggs AM ASM – Director, Trauma Service, Royal Adelaide Hospital
    • Melvin Mansell – State Editorial Director, SA, WA & NT, The Advertiser
    • Peter Searson – Chairman, Gallagher Bassett Services Pty Ltd
    • Greg McCarthy – Chief Executive Officer, WorkCover SA
    • Paul Easter – General Manager, Workers Compensation SA; Ethics Officer, Gallagher Bassett Services Pty Ltd
    • Brenton Ragless – Presenter, Channel 9 South Australia
    • Keith Conlon – Media personality
    • Patrick Jonker – Olympic cyclist and official Chairman’s 11 coach

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