London, 19 Jun 2015
Macquarie London employee Ben Nathan has raised over £26,000 to build awareness and funds to save lives from Human Papillomavirus (HPV) cancer following his participation in the 2015 Trois Etapes Giro, with the support of the Macquarie Group Foundation.
The Trois Etapes Giro is a pro-am cycling event entailing 252 kilometres of cycling over seven category one climbs through the Dolomites.
Ben and his seven-strong NOMAN team competed against several other teams for three days with a final climb to the summit of Passo Giau – a mountain pass boasting an average gradient of 10% - resulting in the NOMAN team winning.
NOMAN’s efforts were featured on BBC London and ITV4’s Cycle Show, and have inspired others to sign up to the latest NOMAN race, which pits teams of amateur rowers across the Mediterranean racing between Barcelona and Ibiza.
HPV causes 5% of cancers worldwide and it’s estimated that 80% of people will come into contact with the virus at some point in their lives. The majority of HPV-related cancers can be prevented by vaccinating boys and girls against the virus. NOMAN aims to raise awareness about HPV and campaigns for universal HPV vaccination.
Image caption: Macquarie London employee Ben Nathan was part of the Trois Etapes Giro's winning team, raising funds for HPV-fighting charity NOMAN.