I think most of us know of someone who has had cancer in some form or another. My Grandpa died from colon cancer when I was about 13 or so and I know we’ve had other family and friends who’ve suffered. One of the major fund-raising events for the B.C. Cancer Society (and other similiar organizations across Canada) is the Ride to Conquer Cancer. Organized for mid-June, the Ride takes place over a weekend and covers about 200km. Riders cycle at their own pace – the main goal is just to finish! You can click the link above to visit the site.
Josée and I are going to complete this ride but we need your help. To qualify, riders must raise $2500 in donations. The BC Cancer Society has to set a threshold of some level just to keep the ride to a manageable size. Last year I think there were around 2500 participants and if they didn’t set a minimum donation size, they would have too many riders to organize safely.
In the next week or two, we will have our donation site set up. You can make donations securely through the site and, as they say, size doesn’t matter so any donation is very appreciated. We will be doing regular updates on both our training and donation status. We’ll be sending reminder emails as well which you can pass along to your friends, families and co-workers.
If anyone wishes to join our team as a rider, please contact us and we’ll send you the info. Thanks for thinking of us and thank you in advance for any donations or support you might provide us.