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Why I Ride
Next to my love of cycling, riding in this year's Cycle of Life Tour - my first! - has two special places in my heart.
For my dayjob, I'm lucky to work at Victoria Hospice in Communications. Every day I see the amazing work our staff and volunteers do to bring comfort and care to patients and families. Everyone who walks those halls - and hospices across Vancouver Island - are true angels on earth.
However, my ride will also be a ride dedicated to a very special woman - my mother. In 2009, we lost her to cancer. However, if it wasn't for an amazing team of palliative care doctors and nurses our time with her would have been cut even shorter. I am eternally grateful for the chance I had to properly say goodbye to someone who means so much to me.
Due to COVID-19, the in-person ride has been postponed till 2021. However, I'm still hopping on my bike to raise much-needed funds for our local hospices.
So, this July I'm taking part in the Cycle of Life Tour 2020 Challenge. My goal for the challenge is to cycle the equivalent of 20 kms a day for 2020. The total? 620 kms in the month of July.
It’s a cause I 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.
How You Can Help
Well, besides jumping on a tandem bike and making sure my legs don't give out, my goal is to raise $3,000 to support our local hospices.
This is where 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!
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