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Since the beginning of the Covid19 pandemic, this year, for 2022, July 16-17, I am even more inspired to ride 200+ kms for The Cycle Of Life Tour. I've so missed the physicalness of the event. The connection with all the other teams and riders. Being all together, sharing our stories and experiences and together, raising much needed funds for our local hospices. Every rider is amazing and inspiring. It's a very special experience. The Cyclepaths remained extremely active in our fundraising efforts for our local Hospice and inspite of the limits set up by Covid we were the top fundraising team for 2021 and that was without doing the ride from Victoria to Salt Spring and back, with all the other teams, surrounded by so many incredible volunteers. Seriously, it's so mindblowing what we can all do when we do it together. Last year, we did do our own local ride here in the Valley to celebrate our fundraising efforts. Nothing could stop us, not even covid.
The Cyclepaths will continue to ride with the spirit of one of our riders, Margaret, lost way too soon, after living with cancer. The care she received on her last days forever touches our hearts and fills us all with even more desire to do everything we can to support our Comox Valley Hospice Society.
Hospice needs an ongoing flow of money to do all the wonderful things they do, from compassionate care for the patient to compassionate support and guidance for the grieving loved ones.
I feel so honoured to participate in this ride. It's a cause I deeply 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.
I have done The Ride To Conquer Cancer twice, in 2016 and 2018, raising over $11,000 in honour of my father and brother who both died of cancer. My seven siblings and I were lucky to keep our father at home for his journey in 2001 but that was not without home support. My brother's wife and 2 children were blessed to have had the support of hospice for the last 3 days of his journey in 2015. It was such a difficult time and I know how deeply grateful they were for the hospice care not only for my brother but for the compassionate care given so graciously and compassionately to them.
I have promised to raise at least $1,500 to help keep Comox Valley Hospice care in motion, BUT 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!
With sincere gratitude and thanks,
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