Here's the most important thing you need to know - 50 years ago a child with Cancer had a 10% chance of survival.
Today that rate is over 80%.
Those numbers cannot be ignored, and the fact that those kids get to keep living their lives is a testament to the research into Pediatric Cancers. However Cancer is still the #1 cause of death by disease among Canadian children, and two-thirds of the children who survive will suffer from long-term side effects from the treatment.
However, we all know that Cancer research isn't cheap... which is why this year I am returning to be part of the 2018 Cops for Cancer Tour de Coast team!
Cops for Cancer raises money not only for treatments and research, but also to assist children and their families while fighting Cancer. For example, for every $1500 raised, a child (and family) is able to go to Camp Goodtimes, a very special place for kids with Cancer.
Last year our Tour de Coast team raised over $600 000 for Cops for Cancer. What an amazing experience!!!
If there is one thing I learned during last years ride, it's that the fuel and energy for this 800km 9 day ride comes from kids themselves. Every visit to a school showed us how much the students cared, wanted to help, and how much Cancer has affected so many of them. Some kids even donated their birthday money!!
One of my goals in riding for Cops for Cancer is to be able to tell the students that it is our hope that in the future, their own children will be able to live in a world where Pediatric Cancer no longer exists.
Please donate to my fundraising page as we work to surpass last years fundraising total of $600 000. Every donation takes us one step further in the fight against Pediatric Cancer. Since it's inception in 1994, Cops for Cancer teams in British Columbia have raised over $50 million for Cancer research, and every dollar counts.
Thanks for your support!