Welcome to my Fundraising Page
My name is Kyle Dent and this year I am fortunate enough to be participating in the 2017 Tour De Coast to support the mission of the Canadian Cancer Society.
I'm going to start off my request for donations by telling you a little bit about me and why I'm riding this year. I'm a 9 year member of the Vancouver Police department and 2 (going on 3) year volunteer with Camp Goodtimes. I've lost 2 grandparents to the illness, had friends go through treatment and even in the past year had a family member diagnosed with Cancer. They are one of the reasons why I am riding.
The other reason I am riding is for the amazing place called Camp Goodtimes. I've been fortunate enough to be a volunteer at camp for the past 2 years and am looking forward to starting my third. Camp Goodtimes is a place where children who have cancer, their siblings and whole families can go to and temporarily forget what they're going through. In my first year I was amazed as to how 5 days of camp can lift the spirit of a child going through treatment for an entire year which to the rest of the family is a priceless gift.
It was at camp last year where Co Captain Dayne Campbell first approached me about participating in the 2017 Tour De Coast. Dayne started to tell me about the ride as we were both anxiously waiting our turn to be dunked in a very large and very cold dunk tank. As I was sitting on a very rickety bench awaiting my own Cabin to toss a bean bag and dunk me I thought "I'm not a cyclist." Don't get me wrong, I'm currently on difficulty 7 of a stationary bike but I don't think that's going to get me through 8 days of cycling at 100K a day. Then it hit me. Well the cold water hit me. My cabin was made of kids who have been impacted by this devastating illness and watching them forget about it was a cause I could easily get behind. I will be training and fundraising all year so that more families affected by childhood cancer can come to camp.
Please pledge me and help me reach my fundraising goal! Every pledge takes us one step further in the fight against cancer.
Because one child with cancer, is too many
Thank you for your support.
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