A band of road warriors braved unusually chilly September weather in the 2014 Tour du Cancervive. A total 27 cyclists biked from Edmonton to Calgary from September 10-14, a 450 km route that took them through Drayton Valley, Rocky Mountain House, Sundre, and Cochrane.
“It was an awesome ride,” said Cancervive general manager Peggy Pankhurst-Brosens. “Given the fact that we pulled this together in such a short time frame, we are very happy with how it went. All the riders and volunteers were incredible – always ready to help each other out.”
Cyclists who took to pedaling along Alberta’s roadways raised $80,000 for Wellspring Calgary facility. As well, Edmontonians Sandy Coull and Laurel Shuttleworth raised over $4,000 specifically for the Wellspring Edmonton facility currently under construction and slated to open in 2015. This is the first time Edmonton has participated in Cancervive with opportunities for more local riders to participate next year.
Congratulations to everyone involved in Tour du Cancervive for doing the ride and helping provide places of healing and support for Albertans whose lives were touched by cancer.