The Ride for Hope bike ride made a stop in Abbotsford to raise awareness and funds for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice on Wednesday afternoon.
The seventh annual 200-kilometre ride from Hope to South Surrey brought about 50 riders through Abbotsford, where they stopped for a break at the construction site of the hospice.
Among the participants were Vancouver Canucks alumni such as Dave Babych, Gary Nylund, Dean Malkoc and Terry Bingley.
The ride was launched in 2007, and has since raised over $433,000. The funds support B.C.’s newborns, children and teens with life-threatening illnesses, and their families, who require programs operated by Canuck Place.
The new 10-bed facility is part of the Campus of Care project located on Marshall Road adjacent to Abbotsford Regional Hospital. The hospice offers care in a home-like setting to children with life-threatening illnesses.
For more information about the Ride for Hope, or to make a donation, visit ride4hope.ca.