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Since the Covid19 pandemic, I am now even more inspired to ride this summer for The Cycle Of Life Tour, this July 18th & 19th. Even though the actual event is not happening as a whole, I will still be riding well over 200km between July 1 and July 19 and continuing to raise funds for hospice care right here in the Comox Valley. I am so excited to ride with the Valley Cyclepaths and we all plan on covering at least 200kms on behalf of our Hospice, and doing it all locally!!!
We just recently lost one of our riders from last year. She was taken from us way too soon, after living with cancer and the care she received on her last days touches our hearts and fills us all with even more desire to do everything we can to support our Hospice Society. Hospice needs an ongoing flow of money to do all the wonderful things they do, from compassionate care for the patient to compassionate support and guidance for the grieving loved ones.
I feel so honoured to participate in this ride. It's a cause I deeply believe in. Vancouver Island hospices provide end-of-life palliative care, counseling, bereavement support, and at-home care to over 12,000 patients and family members each year. Despite the value of their services, none are fully funded by the health care system. The care and comfort they provide is only possible because of generous community support.
I have done The Ride To Conquer Cancer twice, in 2016 and 2018, raising over $11,000 in honour of my father and brother who both died of cancer. My seven siblings and I were blessed to keep our father at home for his journey in 2001. My brother's wife and 2 children were blessed to have had the support of hospice for the last 3 days of his journey in 2015. It was such a difficult time and I know how deeply grateful they were for so much comfort, given so graciously and compassionately throughtout the entire time.
I have promised to raise at least $2,000 to help keep Comox Valley Hospice care in motion, BUT I NEED YOUR SUPPORT.
Every donation, no matter what the size, will make a big difference and you will receive a tax-receipt. Simply click on the donate now to make your donation today!
With sincere gratitude and thanks,
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