This is my sister, Cathy with her three children. She inspires me for many reasons but most recently because of her amazing grace and strength.
In the past I have written about utilizing a fund raising opportunity as a launch pad to achieve a personal fitness goal, support a greater purpose and heal your heart.
Cathy epitomized this message when she married her love for riding with her need to be part of the solution and joined the 2011 Ride2Survive. A one day bike ride from Kelowna to Delta, 400 kms, 13,000 feet of climbing, 19 hours. Some may call this extreme or even crazy but the route and terrain are a purposeful metaphor of what it is like to battle cancer for a day.
The Ride2Survive is an independant fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society with 100% of the proceeds going directly to cancer research and 0% to running the event as it is fully supported by volunteers. I do not know of anyone who has not been touched by cancer. The Ride2Survive is an incredible example of community spirit helping each other cope, heal, battle and survive while working towards a world free of cancer for generations to come.
Please read the full story Ride2Survive Vancouver Courier Article
And take the time to check out the Ride2Survive website Ride2Survive