Number 9 number 9
Everyone of them knew that as time went by
They'd get a little bit older and a little bit slower ...
…People ride, people ride
Ride, ride, ride, ride
- The Beatles
*** Thank you, I am once again humbled by your contributions. I have reached my goal. Of course you can still donate (and please do, the researchers really need this money) but a donation to my son Alex Balfour (click on the Horny Goats roster on the right) or my stepson Miles Vince (under the Chafing the Dream team) will all end up in the same place. Thanks so much! ***
This will be the ninth year of the Ride to Conquer Cancer in B.C. and I am proud to say that I have ridden in every one of them (and one in Toronto to verify that ours is better!)
Over that time the Horny Goats have raised a whopping $3.7 million which we are all proud of - but you, our donors, should be even more proud. Thank you.
And here I am again this year asking you to donate again. Please give what you can.
I will personally match every donation dollar for dollar up to $50,000.
Where does the time go? It has been twelve years since we lost my wife, Pam, nine years since Cynthia and her kids lost Bill and already five years since Alex was diagnosed with leukemia. (Alex is riding too this year - if you click on the Horny Goats team link on the right you can find him and you can find Miles under the Chafing the Dream team, the traitor.)
There is no question we are making progress in the fight angainst cancer. And their is no question that research has been, and will be, the key to that progress. World leading research is being done here in Vancouver, thanks to you. I am unable to paste links on this page. If you type type "CBC cracking cancer" into a Google search box though, a link to a fantastic episode of The Nature of Things" will come up. It is a great example of just one ground breaking research effort at the BC Cancer Agency.
Without private donations like yours, this research would not happen. Virtually all funding for research at the BC Cancer Agency comes from private donations, virtually none from the government.
So please help us Keep Going. Help us hgave more outcomes like Alex's and fewer like Pam's and Bill's and Richard's and Bob's and Monique's and Ashley's and too many more.
I ride for all of them and I ride for all of you.
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