Stars align in Cooma for Tour de Cure

CENTENNIAL PARK was given a splash of red and white on Sunday as more than one hundred cyclists pedalled into town, raising vital funds to help cure cancer.

The cyclists were into the third day of their 1,576km, 10-day Tour de Cure ride from Sydney to Hobart that will see them tackle mountains that equate to climbing Mount Everest twice.

Their Sunday ride from Canberra to Adaminaby stopped in Cooma around 12pm for a 45-minute lunch break.

The 111-strong contingent also included some starpower in the form of two presenters from breakfast television show Sunrise, Mark Beretta and James Tobin.

Later that day, at a community celebration dinner in Adaminaby, the Tour de Cure donated $5,000 to Cooma Hospital for their Portable Oxygen Concentrator.

From Adaminaby, the Tour moved down to Corryong where it will progress through Victoria then onto Hobart, with a night spent on the Spirit of Tasmania.

Motivated by the statistic that "one in three cancer cases are preventable", Tour de Cure's team ensure they visit each community on route to share how men, women and children can make healthy life choices to help prevent cancer.

Each day the Team visit primary schools, local businesses and open invitations to their community dinners to share Tour de Cure's 'Be Fit; Be Healthy; Be Happy' cancer message.

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