We are thrilled to announce that we will be supporting Jay Krieger’s efforts to fundraise as part of his involvement with Tour de Rock! We’ve started our own fundraising, and we will be matching funds that you give us, either at the office, or online, until October 4th.
Jay will be riding from September 22nd until October 5th, 2018 raising funds for leading-edge cancer research, preventing cancer and saving lives, providing reliable and up-to-date information on cancer, risk reduction and treatment, and offering vital community-based support services for people living with cancer and their families. Funds will also allow over 400 kids to go to Camp Goodtimes!
In Tour de Rock, each rider is paired up with a junior rider. Jay’s junior rider is a family friend named Alex. He is five years old. Until the end of April 2016, Alex was a completely healthy, thriving little boy. Within a week he went from the soccer field to being airlifted to the intensive care unit at BC Children’s Hospital, on April 23 2016, where he spent two weeks fighting for his life. He was diagnosed with AML acute myeloid leukemia. From there, he was moved to the Oncology ward where he received treatment for several months. Alex is now six months in remission and doing well!
We asked clinic owner, Sandy Wilson, who is thrilled to be supporting Jay, why Jay’s campaign is particularly meaningful to us: “Of course we support athleticism, and Jay is a member of the Human Powered Racing triathlon team (who we’re proud to sponsor). Better yet, Cops for Cancer is an extremely worthy and meaningful cause to so many!”
Cancer has touched many people in our lives. Read more about Jay Kreiger’s story at the Human Powered Racing blog.
This year, let’s support Jay and Alex in the Tour de Rock! Next time you’re in, ask us about it. We look forward to matching your donations!