Lung Cancer Awareness

Shibca Design : September 23, 2012 11:55 pm : Media

Radio interview with Peter Oliver, a non smoker that had tests for a sore back and was diagnosed with lung cancer.  Peter mentions the lack of funding for lung cancer as well as talking about his diagnosis, treatment and family.   Peter also comments on how Karen Munro was an advocate for empathy.  (approx 10min duration)



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My Journey with Lung Cancer (Karen Munro)

Shibca Design : May 14, 2012 1:01 pm : Media

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Shine A Light On Lung Cancer

Shibca Design : May 14, 2012 1:00 pm : Media

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Lung Cancer in the community

RH2BE : August 27, 2011 10:01 pm : Media


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Ride hard to Breathe Easy – The Karen Munro Story

RH2BE : July 14, 2011 5:56 am : Media

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RH2BE Interview: A Fantastic Initiative

RH2BE : March 6, 2011 12:00 am : Media

The Cycling Tribe

Karen Munro, RH2BE, Ride Hard To Breathe Easy

Q. Karen, you & the team just finished the 24 Hour Wattbike Challenge for Ride Hard 2 Breath Easy, how did it go??

A. It went really well and everyone had a great time, the DJs were great which helped keep us going during the night. It was great to have all the extended community support from friends and family who aren’t cyclists but came down to help out, hang out, it all helps to spread the word.  Sam and Sarah from the SpinRoom did a fantastic job organising the event at such short notice, I don’t think either of them realised just how much work it was going to be! Let’s just say that staying awake for 24 hours is hard enough but add 4 hours on a wattbike while still having to run the event was just amazing! I couldn’t have done it! And just to top it off they are already talking about running it again next year! more »

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Wheels turn for cancer research

RH2BE : February 15, 2011 12:00 am : Media

Karen Munro

Northcote Leader


CYCLIST Karen Munro is pedalling the message that you don’t have to be a smoker to get lung cancer.

The fit 40-year-old had just won a bronze medal in the Masters World Titles and had not even held a cigarette when she was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer a little more than a year ago.

“It’s not just a smoker’s disease, but the stigma stands in the way of cancer research funding,” Ms Munro said. more »

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Charity ride – Karen Munro

RH2BE : February 10, 2011 12:00 am : Media






Employee Newsletter

10th February 2011

Damien Keirl, coordinator of our Sovereign Hill sponsored Ballarat cyclists, organised a charity ride last Saturday morning for Karen Munro, a Masters National Champion cyclist who has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. more »

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Cyclist rides to rid lung cancer of stigma

RH2BE : February 6, 2011 12:00 am : Media

Cyclist Rides TO Rid Lung Cancer Of Stigma

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Legend’s mission a breath of fresh air

RH2BE : February 1, 2011 12:00 am : Media

Lance Armstrong & Karen MunroShe says meeting Lance during this year’s Tour Down Under was a dream come true. 

“As a bike rider, Lance was always an inspiration but even more so now since I was diagnosed with cancer,” Karen says.

“He was very nice and asked me how far my ride was.”

Karen, a medallist in the Masters Track Cycling World Championships, says she hopes her ride will increase awareness for the disease.

“I want to raise awareness that anyone can get lung cancer and that it’s not just a smoker’s disease,” she says.

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Road: Ride with Karen Munro

RH2BE : February 1, 2011 12:00 am : Media


Ballarat Sebastopol Cycling Club





Karen Munro is riding from Adelaide to Melbourne at the moment to raise money for lung cancer research, and to raise awareness about the disease.  Karen has smoked not once in her 40 years – in fact she was a Masters national champion cyclist – but was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, meaning it’s inoperable.  She wants to spread the message that lung cancer doesn’t just happen to smokers.  more »

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Big ‘C’ is for cycling in the ride of Karen’s life

RH2BE : January 23, 2011 12:00 am : Media

Cancer sufferer Karen Munro with Lance Armstrong. Photo: David Mariuz

Cancer sufferer Karen Munro with Lance Armstrong. Photo: David Mariuz

KAREN Munro defies logic in more ways than one and plans to do so for a good time yet.

Not once in her 40 years has she had so much as a drag on a cigarette, and yet she has lung cancer.

That cancer, doctors and statistics say, was likely to defeat her within eight months. But almost a year after her diagnosis, Munro, who works for an organic food company in Drouin and won a bronze medal at the masters track cycling world championships in 2009 – weeks before she was told of her illness – says she has never felt so well in her life. In fact, she glows. more »

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Courageous Karen

RH2BE : January 23, 2011 12:00 am : Media

Lance Armstrong (L) with Karen Munro at the SANTOS Tour Down Under (Image Patricia Liggett)

Lance Armstrong (L) with Karen Munro at the SANTOS Tour Down Under (Image Patricia Liggett)

Cycling Central




Matthew Keenan 20 January 2011

Picture this – you’re an active cyclist, in your mid-to-late 30s, you’ve lived a healthy life, you’ve never smoked, are happily married and ready to embark on the next phase of your life.

For the large majority of us it’s an easy scenario to picture because we’re either approaching it, in the middle of it or just passed it. more »

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Victorian Cyclist and Lung Cancer Victim meets Armstrong

RH2BE : January 18, 2011 12:00 am : Media

Lance Armstrong (L) with Karen Munro at the SANTOS Tour Down Under (Image Patricia Liggett)

Lance Armstrong (L) with Karen Munro at the SANTOS Tour Down Under (Image Patricia Liggett)




Media Release 19 January 2011

Victorian cyclist Karen Munro fulfilled one of her dreams today, meeting Lance Armstrong before he lined up for the Tour Down Under’s Second Stage in Adelaide.

Karen has never smoked and has been a track cyclist, having competed at World Masters level competitions and was diagnosed with Stage IV (inoperable) lung cancer last February. more »

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