An event on Wednesday (April 18) at W. J. Mouat Secondary in Abbotsford raised $14,550 for the Kiwanis Children’s Cancer Program, which funds the oncology fellowship program at BC Children’s Hospital.
The Inside Ride fundraiser involved teams from high schools including Yale, W. J. Mouat, MEI and Sardis.
The event involved teams of six cycling on stationary bikes. Team members took turns riding for 10 minutes each.
Each participant was required to raise a minimum of $50 before the event.
Deputy Mayor Sandy Blue presented awards at the end, which included teams and individuals with the best mileage, fundraising, spirit and costume.
Bob Ahuja, who is among those participating in the upcoming National Kids Cancer Ride, was also on hand and rode with his family.
Cyclists in the national ride leave Vancouver on Sept. 12 and ride across Canada, ending in Halifax on Sept. 29.
Riding in relay style, the riders cycle between 150 and 220 kilometres per day. Along the way, they participate in community events and visit many of Canada’s 17 pediatric oncology centres and hospitals.
Each cyclist must raise a minimum $15,000, which goes to the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation.
Visit nationalkidscancerride.com to make a donation to Ahuja’s ride.