An estimated 164,000 new cases of cancer and 74,000 cancer related death will occur in Canada this year alone. Those of you who know me better know that cancer has also touched my family and that the support for cancer research and the betterment of the lives of those living with cancer is one of my passions.
Another passion of mine is leading a healthy and active lifestyle that includes cycling. Now the bike has become even more significant. I discovered that riding my bike could not only be my favourite activity, but now it can help fight against cancer in The Ride to Conquer Cancer on June 20 and 21, 2009 benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation.
I have officially signed on to ride from Vancouver to Seattle, and raise a minimum of $2,500. My goal, however, is to raise more than $4,000. All proceeds go to the BC Cancer Foundation, who uses the money for world-class research, as well as cancer treatment and education. And they use it as soon as they receive it, not when the bike ride happens.
Please join me in the fight against cancer by sponsoring my participation in this challenging ride. If you'd like to find out more about the event, you can go to www.conquercancer.ca
To sponsor my participation, you can make your personal and/or corporate donation online on my personal webpage. Or you can print off a donation form and send your contribution in the mail. A tax receipt for the full amount of your gift will be issued by the BC Cancer Foundation.
Whatever you can give will make a difference - it all adds up! The Ride to Conquer Cancer is so much more than a weekend ride - it’s part of the journey to a World Free from Cancer and with your help we will reach our destination.
This ride is going to be an unforgettable adventure, and I hope you'll be a part of it with me.
I greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress on this blog.