National Kids Cancer Ride

National Kids Cancer Ride Day One

We started our day in Beautiful White Rock BC.

Our day started (as we will every day)  by dedicating our ride to a child and family affected by Cancer.

Patrick Sullivan  (a member of the board of Governor’s for Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation) gave a heartwarming talk about his son Finn and his battle with cancer. Attached picture of him on the right holding a long string of beads – every bead on the string represents one of the treatments, hospital stays, operations, milestones etc that Finn endured in his battle! Sadly Finn lost his battle.

We need to stop this deadly disease so no Parent should ever have to hear the words – Your child has cancer. The dollars that go into research are making a difference – new treatments are being developed and the survivor percentage is increasing! – please take the time to donate to this very worthy cause.

After the dedication we kicked off our ride by dipping our rear wheels in the pacific ocean.

We also collected two rocks from the beach that we will carry with us all the way to Halifax. We will throw one in the Atlantic and save one as a memento of our journey.

We rode 150 kms today from White Rock to Hope BC. It was a gorgeous sunny day with some stunning scenery.

Tomorrows journey is 155 kms from Vernon to Revelstoke – about 1600 meters of climbing – its gonna be a great day! No matter how hard it gets it pales in comparison to what a child and their family go through battling cancer!

Jeff

National Rider