Grill'd Wollongong and Definition Fitness are helping Luke Rollinson in his Endure for a Cure campaign.
Rollinson is cycling for 12 hours at Eastern Creek next Friday to raise funds for the Children's Cancer Institute and Grill’d Wollongong’s Allen Markovski is donating $5 from every burger sold next Wednesday from 6pm to the cause.
The Definition Fitness team will also be out in force and owners Daniel and Natalie Knust are matching dollar for dollar any amount they raise.
Mr Rollinson carries the RB1 cancer gene which resulted in his right eye being removed when he was just 18 months old. The gene is hereditary and passed onto two of his children. His son was born with a tumour in his left eye and had to undergo laser and cryotherapy from six months. The his daughter was born with a large tumour behind her right eye and was put into chemo when she was just eight days old.
Mr Rollinson said he was in a position to now give back and was doing Endure for a Cure because of the great work he has seen the Children’s Cancer Institute and others do.
He said advances are being made all the time and his ride on Friday is raising money for more childhood cancer research.
“I will be attempting as many laps as I can in 12 hours,” he said.
Former Saint George Illawarra player Matt Cooper is supporting him int he ride and may be at Grill'd on Wednesday night as well.