So who was Roscoe Dalke and why does our team bear his name?
Roscoe’s Linkedin page describes him as a Husband, Father, Grandfather and Uncle but he was so much more. He was also a friend and inspiration to many, his amazing life covered the globe and most importantly created friends and relationships with so many people.
Roscoe was Canadian, however for three months of the year he was an honorary Australian. He and his wife Helen would spend the summer with his many friends in Australia, predominantly in Adelaide.
One of his many interests was cycling and the Tour Down Under. He had a passion for fitness and was a much-loved member of the Glenelg EFM Health Club where he became an integral part of the club culture, which has given rise to the Ride for Roscoe with EFM Glenelg Team.
Four years ago, Roscoe was told he had multiple myeloma; he didn’t allow it to change much of his life. He continued his annual “Tours Down Under” however in 2020 his visit was cut short due to the pandemic. His final fight against his disease ended on September 24, 2021, with Helen and his family by his side.
Roscoe created many long-lasting friendships around the globe, his determination to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle has been an inspiration and motivated many and therefore we Ride for a Reason, we “Ride for Roscoe”.
Why am I doing Ride for a Reason
We're Riding for a reason in January
We're dedicating this January to ride as many km’s as we can to support the many South Australians impacted by cancer. Did you know that every day 28 South Australians hear the words ‘You have cancer’.
The money raised through Ride for a reason enables Cancer Council to fund vital prevention, research, advocacy and support programs that save lives.
With one in two Australians diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85, the need to find better ways to detect and treat cancer is real.
Donate to support our ride so together we can work towards a cancer free future!
Thank you to our Sponsors
Sandra, Richard & Kenzee
Rosemary And David
Carlo &patricia Vanini
Alex & Sotiria Frangos
Kathy And Mark Hartmann
Steven & Michele Turner
Cheryl And Peter Viner