The Ride to Conquer Cancer Presented by Silver Wheaton benefiting BC Cancer Foundation, is a two-day cycling journey, through Canada’s Pacific region taking place in the summer. It will be a challenge in a number of ways, but with my bike, my helmet, and your generosity, a real impact will be made!
This will be my first time riding in the Ride To Conquer Cancer. How did I get to taking this leap to ride over 200 kilometres? Well it started with a desire to improve my own fitness and I have always loved to ride my bike. Secondly I wanted to get involved in raising money for a worthy charitable cause. Last, but not least I have watched as friends, family, and even clients have battled one form of cancer or another. Their have been some victories and definitely losses in watching people I know and love battle this disease. So when I became aware that I could participate in this ride it all came together. I could challenge myself and make the decision to participate in this ride and in doing that raise much needed financial support and hopefully one day conquer this disease called cancer.
So while I am training and when I participate in the 2014 Ride to Conquer Cancer I will be thinking about those I know and love. People like my Step Father Peter Liszt, my mother in law Alice Grise, my father in law Paul Grise, a client and friend Gerrit Koning, a hockey coach by the name of Mike Komen, and others who battled this disease. It is in thinking about people like them that I will gain the strength to continue to ride, raise awareness and financial support to fight the disease that seems to affect us all.
My goal is to raise a minimum of $5000.00 as part of a team of riders called Nanaimo Rides again. I would greatly appreciate your support for this cause.
Contribute to this history-making event with a donation. Funds raised in The Ride to Conquer Cancer will support breakthrough research, exemplary teaching, and compassionate care made possible through BC Cancer Foundation, a leader in cancer research and care.
Thank you in advance for your help. Donate here.