A group of women pilots are flying a relay around Australia to raise funds for Cancer research. The relay started in New South Wales and the team will fly anti-clockwise around Australia passing the baton to the next pilot as they stop at various locations.
Here is their ABOUT page of Facebook to give you a bit of an idea:
Most of us have been touched by cancer at some point during our lives. Some have had their own personal battles and many of us have lost loved ones to the disease.
Cancer Councils are the leading independent funders of cancer research in Australia. In 2014, research grants through Cancer Councils totalled more than $65 million. Cancer Councils directly funded $42.9 million in research, with a further $22.2 million contributed by research funding partners.
A group of us wanted to help make a difference and why not do it by sharing our love of flying?
The concept is pretty simple;
Women pilots from all areas of Australia will fly their aircraft around Australia and pass a commemorative baton from each flight crew to the next.
We believe that we can really make a difference and share our passion for aviation along the way. This will be a fun filled event that will span our country, create history and support a charity that is advancing towards a cure for cancer.
You can help by sponsoring us, every dollar raised does make a big difference.
More about this great effort from fiveDME as the relay progresses. For now you can visit the web site at: