This weekend, hundreds will be getting on their bikes to participate in the 8th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer.
The 200 km cycling event between Vancouver and Seattle takes place over two days and has raised over $70 million in the past seven years for the B.C. Cancer Foundation.
In BC, an estimated 25,400 people will be diagnosed with cancer this year and two out of five Canadians are expected to develop cancer in their lifetime.
The Ride to Conquer Cancer is BC’s largest cycling fundraiser and all proceeds raised from the event will go to the BC Cancer Foundation and the B.C. Cancer Agency.
Although it is too late to sign up for this weekend’s ride, you can start training for next year’s event.
Here are some pictures from last year, to get you motivated:
We get it… Asking donors to contribute to your fundraising campaign is not always the easiest. You’ve taken an incredible first step by joining #TheRideBC & now it’s time to share your story! The more you talk about your upcoming adventure, the more people will share in that excitement and want to contribute to your fundraising goal! Whether it be on social media or a simple email, share your story TODAY! #BeEpic
A photo posted by The BC Ride to Conquer Cancer (@thebcride) on