Bike riders in the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride stopped in Calgary yesterday for some extra motivation in their journey across Canada.
Heather Jager and 35 other national riders heard from other cancer survivors and noted Calgarians like Lanny McDonald who gave them their support.
“It really brought home to me that this has an impact on families, kids and their day-to-day lives and that has become my primary motivation,” said Jager from Delia, Alta.
Many of the national riders have been affective by kids’ cancer. In Calgary, 60 community riders joined the national riders and will bike with them to Strathmore. The ride started in Vancouver on June 13 and will finish in Halifax on June 24. More than $900,000 has already been raised said Jeff Rushton, founder of the coast-to-coast ride. The goal is to raise $2,000,000. Rushton said the funds raised go towards Canada’s 17 pediatric hematology and oncology programs across the country. For more information visit searsnationalkidscancerride.com