Shomporko Online News Desk: The Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta hosted an emotional riding fundraiser in Banff on Sunday to raise money and awareness for the organization.
The second annual Kids Cancer Care Cycle Challenge brings together parents whose children have battled cancer.
The event was created last year in response to the pandemic when many fundraising events were canceled due to COVID-19. It was a way for cyclists to get out and raise funds while remaining safe and physically distanced.
Dale Zukowski lost her son to brain cancer in 2015 and said she finds deep meaning in her cycling journey.
“Participating in the cycle challenge has given me a goal to work towards,” said Zukowski. “As I ride, I sing and talk to my late son Joel. It’s my way of spending time with him and helps me continue to heal and raise funds for such a meaningful cause.”
Zukowski is part of 2legit2quit, one of 18 teams participating.
Cyclists can ride anywhere from 250 to 500 kilometers on a stationary bike or on an open road.
The ride for 2021 has already raised almost $150,000. The funds earned will be used to support Kids Cancer Care’s summer camp activities.
On July 25, the challenge will come to an end.
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