Based on 2015 estimates, 1 in 2 Canadians will experience cancer in theif lifetime and 1 in 4 will lose that battle.
This coming August, I will be participating for the 7th time in a distance cycling fundraiser benefitting the BC Cancer Foundation. I will push the limits of what little muscle I have in an effort to raise money for BC Cancer; to wage the war on cancer.
My reasons for riding are plentiful and deep, but one of the stories I can share is that of a good friend from university who was one of the most kind, generous and capable people I ever had the privilege of calling a friend. In his 4th year of university, he went to sleep one weekend and never woke up due to the golf-ball sized tumor in his brain that had never been diagnosed. For all the potential that he was never able to achieve, I will ride. And I will ride for all the people in the future who should live in a world free from cancer.
I'll be cycling with thousands of other riders with all the proceeds going to support the BC Cancer Foundation funding critical cancer research, treatment, and services here in BC. The BC Cancer Foundation is a leading comprehensive institution devoted to cancer research and care, and the work they're doing is cutting-edge.
So here's where you come in, because I need your help to do that. I would be honoured if each of you could help me on my journey by making a donation towards my ride. Please keep in mind the commitment I'm making to end this heartbreaking disease and the personal efforts I'll have to make to accomplish this.
When I say "heartbreaking," here's what I mean: according to the Canadian Cancer Statistics, in 2020 approximately 225,000 Canadians were diagnosed with cancer with over 83,000 succumbing to the disease. That's 617 Canadians getting a diagnosis every single day.
To help support me on my ride please donate now.
Every dollar helps, thank you in advance for your generosity!