Welcome to my Fundraising Page
I like bikes.
So last year when I was asked to join the 2016 Cops for Cancer Tour de Coast Team I naturally jumped at the chance. What better way to spend a week during the fall than riding a bike around Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast and Sea to Sky Country?
Needless to say, I didn't fully appreciate what I was about to undertake.
It wasn't that I'd be riding close to 100 kilometres a day over some gnarly hills and nasty weather, or even the challenge of asking friends, family, strangers and colleagues to donate thousands of dollars to my cause. I was ready for all that.
What I didn't anticipate was the impact my effort, and the collective efforts of the Cops for Cancer team, would have on children and families struggling with cancer. During the weeks and months leading up to Tour de Coast I had opportunity to meet children diagnosed with cancer, as well as their parents and siblings. Many of them were benefiting directly from funds raised by previous Cops for Cancer riders. I met more sick kids as we visited schools and communities during the nine-day tour, and I saw many of my fellow riders moved to tears by the courageous youngsters we met along the way. It was a life-altering experience for many of us.
So that's why I'm back in 2017. I've seen Cops for Cancer change lives, and I want to do more. I want to raise more money to help more kids. I want to find a cure for pediatric cancer, and until we do that I want to do my part to make life easier for those strugling to survive.
The money we raise through Cops for Cancer doesn't go to advertising or administration. It goes directly to the kids who need it -- either through pediatric cancer reseach or programs like Camp Goodtimes. It costs approximately $1,500 to send one kid to camp for a week, and that might just be the best week a kid with cancer will ever have. This year my goal is to send six kids to camp and that means I need your help to raise $9,000.
So please dig deep and donate what you can. A few dollars won't change your life, but I promise you it will change the life of a kid with cancer.
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