Abbotsford’s Cory Kornicki joined 300 other cycling enthusiasts and event volunteers on the weekend of Sept. 7 and 8 for the BC Lung Association’s 29th Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath.
Trek is a two-day, 200 km cycling fundraiser in support of vital lung health research, programs and clean-air initiatives.
It was Kornicki’s first time participating in the ride, and he raised more than $1,000 to support the Lung Association.
The event raised more than $200,000 in total, thanks to donations from friends, family and co-workers. This total builds upon the $5.8 million previously raised by “Trekkers” during the event’s 29-year span.
“The event has a real family feel with less fanfare than other, bigger commercial fundraisers but with a lot of heart and soul,” said BC Lung Association event organizer Kate Jarvis.
“It’s a grassroots affair that has grown over time – and there is a true sense of community amongst participants, many of whom meet here once a year and share in the spirit of giving back.”
For more information, call the BC Lung Association toll-free at 1-800-665-5864 or email email@example.com.