Jiver’s mates ride on for good cause

Jiver’s mates ride on for good cause

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Ride for Multiple Myeloma organisers Kay Rule, Jasmin Paul and Aria Paul with some of the rides supporters. Photograph – Richard Polden.

What started as a way to catch up and reminisce about a father, who lost his battle to cancer, has since developed into an annual event to give back to the organisation that helped them.

Jason Rule, known to his mates as Jiver, died in April 2015 after battling multiple myeloma for more than five years.

His daughter Jasmin Paul said since his passing the family had organised a yearly event called Ride for Multiple Myeloma, which sees a group of family, friends and community members ride their beloved motorcycles and cars from Armadale to the Ravenswood Tavern to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation.

“The first two years was simply a time for family and friends to ride together, meet for a drink and reminisce, however we soon realised we had a such a great bunch of people joining us so why not make it something more,” she said.

“We were able to do this successfully last year raising roughly $3000.

“It is a great feeling to be surrounded by people on the road and even better knowing they are there supporting your cause.

“Every dollar helps and even if you don’t know anyone attending it’s a great way to meet people.”

Ms Paul said her father was a huge part of their world and losing him was like nothing she could ever explain.

“We watched him battle multiple myeloma for more than five years before it eventually took his life,” she said.

“There is currently no cure for it and treatments to manage patients are limited.

“To be able to contribute to the Leukaemia Foundation in honour of our Dad is a way to carry on his legacy.”

The ride will take place from 10am on April 7 from the Narrogin Inne in Armadale.

All motorcycles and cars are welcome.