This is the third year of the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride. For three years, cyclists from across Canada, including Nova Scotia’s own Suzanne Delaney, have been making the 7,000 km trek across Canada on behalf of raising funds in the fight against childhood cancer.
As Suzanne said after a community event in Vancouver one day before the launch, “We simply used our bikes and rode through the streets as a sea of red shirts to raise awareness and to acknowledge that all forty of us have chosen to make a difference in the lives of children living with cancer. Today was difficult for some as speeches and recognition brought back memories of children, sons, daughters, nieces and nephews who have already lost the battle.”
Suzanne will be in Antigonish on September 22nd from 1- 3 pm
St. Andrew’s High School
3892 Route 316, Antigonish
Contact at the school: George Murphy, Principal
Tel: 902 863 2512
Suzanne will be visiting Point Pleasant Park in Halifax on September 23rd at 2:15 pm
Suzanne echoes the sentiment and emotions of all forty National Cyclists, from the moment they dipped their wheels in the Pacific on September 9, to their triumphant finish at Point Pleasant Park in Halifax on September 23 with a dip in the Atlantic. Coast to Coast, these brave cyclists fight wind, rain, cold and pain so they can make a difference in the lives of children with cancer.
For three years, we have made our final stop in this Transcanada adventure in the beautiful city of Halifax. Halifax is the culmination of our journey of hope for the eradication of childhood cancer, a disease that claims more lives than all other childhood diseases combined. Here, with hundreds of supporters making the final journey with us from Lower Sackville to Point Pleasant Park, and the support of pediatric oncology centre IWK, we end our symbolic journey, but the fight continues. The money raised by this event goes to fund local pediatric oncology centres like IWK in Halifax so that they can continue, as Ms. Delaney says, “to make a difference in the lives children.” – Steven Sokolowski, Co-Founder, Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation