Abbotsford man pedals for BC Lung Association

Cory Kornicki was among the participants in the recent Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath.

Cory Kornicki of Abbotsford was among the participants in the BC Lung Association's recent Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath.

Cory Kornicki of Abbotsford was among the participants in the BC Lung Association's recent Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath.

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 trek@bc.lung.ca.