Why am I riding from Coast to Coast? As a pastor, over the past twenty years, I have walked alongside dozens of families dealing with cancer. Cancer touched my own family in 2014, as both my mother and younger brother were diagnosed. While every cancer diagnosis is distressing, most hearbreaking of all are those cases involving children. At any given time, cancer holds 10,000 Canadian children in its grip. It robs them, and their families, of the laughter and joy that should be part of every childhood. Riding in the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride will channel my physical, mental and emotional energy into something much greater – helping brave children return to life as regular kids again. I’ll share the road with a team of cyclists, united in our commitment to the childhood cancer community. Your support is welcome and needed. Please join me in this powerful and inspiring experience by helping to fund important childhood cancer charities across Canada.
Together we CAN make a difference! About Childhood Cancer: In the early 1950s, less than 10 percent of childhood cancer patients could be cured. Today, more than 80 percent of children diagnosed with cancer become long-term survivors and the majority of them are considered cured. However, 60% of survivors have long lasting impacts due to the impact of treatments or their cancer. The Sears National Kids Cancer Ride will fund research and other programs that improve the lives of children living with cancer.
For more information about the foundation’s work, please visit www.BeyondKidsCancer.com.