Please support me in the Tour de Cure!
On Sunday, August 27th, I will once again be embarking on a cycling challenge. I have committed to participate in the Tour de Cure presented by Wheaton Precious Metals to help BC Cancer Foundation break down cancer. As most of you know I have participated in the Ride to Conquer Cancer, and now the Tour de Cure, for the last 11 years. This will be my 12th year - in fact it might be the 13th year - honestly, I have lost count! Although I do enjoy the ride, it is unfortunate that it is still necessay. Cancer still affects us all - either directly or indirectly.
Thankfully there are success stories! Both of my sisters,and my brother-in-law, niece, nephew, and very good friend, Mark, are all long term cancer survivors, thanks in large part to research funded by agencies like the BC Cancer Foundation. But there is still a long way to go. I recently found out that a dear cousin-in-law is facing a life changing struggle.
And I lost my dear brother Terry to thyroid cancer last June.
And the year before 2 other friends lost their battles. And years before that my brothers-in-law Doug and Graham. And I know I'm no different than everyone else - the list is far too long.
So please help me support this fight. This year the Tour de Cure is only one day - an effect of our continuing endemic of COVID - but the hope is that next year it will be back as a two day event. Once again I'll be riding with my son Matthew and good friend Detlef, and we are commiting to a ride of about 110 km. Not bad for a 71 year old geezer - and Detlef is even older than I am! And no! E-bikes are not part of the deal!
I have set my fundraising goal at $2500, but over the past years thanks to your overwhelming support, we have averaged well over $3000 each year. For 12 years - or is it 13?? - do the math! Thanks to all of you!
Funds raised through the Tour de Cure will support life-saving research and enhancements to care at BC Cancer, bringing hope to cancer patients in British Columbia and making an impact around the world. So please, just click on the red "Donate" button, and give what you can. That's all I'm asking you to do - I'll do the riding!
And if you know someone who might be interested in this message, please forward it along.
Thanks again in advance for all your support. And watch out for cyclists!
All the very best,