Welcome to Raida's Cycle of Life Tour Page
I’m excited to be taking part in my 4th Cycle of Life Tour. With many returning team mates, and a few new faces, this year’s fundraising and ride looks to be awesome!
When I joined my first Cycle of Life Tour in 2019 it was to ride in honour and memory of my father who had spent his final few weeks under the professional and compassionate care of Comox Valley Hospice at the Views. I am forever grateful for my fathers peace and comfort and I wanted to help support those who supported him and his family, in his time of need. I convinced my friend Margaret to join me on the tour that year. We had an amazing time becoming part of “Team Cyclepaths”. We met a group of dedicated and fun teammates. We spent countless hours riding the roads of the Comox Valley and days out in the community raising awareness and funds for Comox Valley Hospice Society. We heard, and had our hearts touched by, many many stories of hospice care.
Sadly a few weeks after the 2019 tour Margaret was diagnosed with cancer. After a short but heroic battle, Margaret….my friend and fellow teammate, said goodby to the world on May 28th of 2020. The Comox Valley lost a bright light and a dedicated community member. I’m proud and honoured to ride in Margaret’s memory as well.
I also ride for the people of the Comox Valley. It is the goal of the Comox Valley Hospice Society that those in our community who are living with a life limiting illness, are supported and have their wishes respected; that their caregivers receive the help they need, and that they, and their families are supported in their grief. I feel everyone deserves to be able to access any of the care that Comox Valley Hospice Society provides and this is my small part working towards making that possible.
The last couple of years have been challenging for most everyone and Hospices across Vancouver island are no different. For some…how, where, when, what and to whom services are provided may have changed. Extra expenses incurred for already tight budgets. They need our help now more than ever.
Help me help Comox Valley Hospice Society to ease the journey of grieving and dying. Every little bit counts. All funds raised stay right here in the Comox Valley.
Thanks so much for your support
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