Welcome to My Cancervive Fundraising Page!
This will be my fourth year participating with Cancervive and I’m excited about the ride we have put together this year on Sept 12 -17. All the previous Alberta rides were amazing with great friends and drop dead Alberta scenery but this route has it all together in one ride. From the flat plain vistas of the prairies, through the foothills and right into the heart of the Rockies. I’m also pumped about our format and name change that stresses this a cycle tour (not a race!). The 6 day route will leave from Wellsprings new Fountain Court location through the Foothills, Kananaskis, Banff National Park, Rocky Mountain House, Cochrane, and ending at Wellspring Calgary's Carma House.
Why am I doing this? First the facts. I ride to support people living with cancer who are helped by Wellspring Calgary! Did you know 43 people a day are diagnosed with cancer in Alberta? In Calgary alone, 5 people a day may be seeking a place like Wellspring to support them during their cancer experience. While medical treatment is stellar, there are so many after effects of cancer and its treatment that cause changes to one’s body, mind and spirit health. Wellspring Calgary is the only centre of its kind in western Canada that addresses the non-medical needs and changes that a cancer diagnosis can bring. Over 500 people accessed Wellspring Calgary's services for the first time last year! And just $150 will provide free resources, support and programs for one member for one month!
Secondly the personal reasons. My riding is in memory of family and friends who have encountered this disease. Some survive, and to me that number has been going up - which is great! Others have passed. But all have had to deal with living with cancer. Wellspring is an important facet in this path of theirs lives. The spirit and effort they show is what I translate in my effort on this ride to support them.
Every dollar makes a difference in the lives of someone living with cancer. Will you support me in my efforts to have an impact on someone's life?
Thank you in advance! I look forward to sharing stories and picture of my incredible journey with you!
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