As one of the largest charitable events in the province, this year’s trip was expected to bring in about $ 8 million, and the foundation says the delay will leave a big gap.
“Postponing … is a heartbreaking decision. Motorcyclists dedicate their hearts to training and fundraising in honor of their loved ones and this community is a driving force behind many of the greatest breakthroughs in cancer … in British Columbia, “said the president. – general manager of @bccancerfdn. Details on @ NEWS1130.
– Sonia Aslam (@SoniaSAslam) April 21, 2020
“Each cyclist raises a minimum of $ 2,500 each year and due to the significant economic hardship faced by many people in the province, the postponement gives cyclists more time to successfully raise funds and ride together in 2021” , says the press release.
Typically, approximately 2,500 cyclists participate in the two-day event, which begins in the Fraser Valley and ends in Hope.
The Cancer Foundation says it will work on a plan to create a “hiking weekend” this year in accordance with health protocols to “honor loved ones, celebrate, raise awareness and save money”.
If you can donate to the BC Cancer Foundation, you can make a contribution to their site.
“We encourage people to the best of their ability because it is economically difficult to continue raising funds,” said Sarah Roth, President and CEO of the BC Cancer Foundation.
This year, the fundraiser will support approximately 80,000 people who depend on BC Cancer for treatment.