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Happy Chappy Ride Raising Funds For Bowel Cancer Research

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Joy and David Woodroofe lost their son Paul in 2001 to brain cancer. Back then they knew they wanted to do something to raise awareness of what had happened to their son.

But life got in the way and the years passed, until tragedy would strike again, this time bowel cancer taking the life of their second son Kym at the age of 37.

This time Joy and David wanted to channel their grief into something with purpose, something that would honour the lives of the two boys they had loved and lost. That's when the Happy Chappy Ride was born.

Joy tells us how her and her husband are hoping to raise money travelling around the country on their Harley for three months.

Joy, joined by Nick from the Jodie Lee Foundation, the group named after Nicks wife who passed away from bowel cancer aged 39 after showing no symptoms, popped into the SA Today studio to discuss the ride, the loss and the alarming thing Aussies over 55 are doing when it comes to a cancer that can be very well treated if caught early.

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To donate, hed to the Jodie Lee Foundation website