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Welcome to my Personal Page! The Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting BC Cancer Foundation, is a two-day cycling journey, through Canada's Pacific region taking place in the summer. It will be a challenge in a number of ways, but with my bike, my helmet, and your generosity, a real impact will be made!
Wheelin' Warriors of the North is a team I founded mid November of 2012 when I registered as the Team Captain. 2013 was my first time doing the ride! I had wanted to participate in the Ride to Conquer Cancer for quite some time. However, I was waiting until I had finished school and had graduated from the nursing program. I graduated August 31, 2012 and have been working as an LPN since October 1, 2012.
Newly graduated and now working in the Health Care Industry it was time to realize my dream, to not only ride from Vancouver to Seattle to battle cancer, but to do it as a team.
This was a personal challenge and a cause I felt strongly about for many reasons, the biggest reason and the catalyst for building an army of cancer fighting cyclists, was the passing of my long time friend, Nola. Each year I ride in honor of Nola. Nola fought cancer with grace, dignity and style. She had a sparkle, an amazing sense of humor and an ability to make those around her feel good. She was natural at making and retaining friendhips and reminding everyone what really matters in life. She truly made a difference.
Sadly, Nola died in June of 2012 from skin cancer, just 4 days before her 48th birthday. It seemed I was destined to participate in the ride, as the 2 day ride in 2013 (my first year), was on the weekend of June 16th, which was also her birthday. Shortly there after, I purchased a road bike. Her name is June! June and I had a rough start but are getting along great now! (darn clip-on peddles!) Although, I am an active individual and a long time fitness instuctor, cycling was completely new to me. I have absolutely fallen in love with it!
One morning in mid November 2012 the name of our team came to me in a dream. That afternoon, I registered myself as the Team Captain of Wheelin' Warriors of the North and began the recruitment process. Each year the team has consisted of some very inspiring and dedicated teammates ranging in age and experience, but all share a common goal: a passion for fundraising in support of cancer research! All of the participants were from Northern BC. In order to participate in the ride each registrant is committed to raising a minimum of $2500 individually. To date all 4 teams, with the support of family, friends and the community have raised close to Half a Million Dollars to conquer cancer. WOW!!! Every year, the team is made up some very amazing individuals with a strong desire to make our team a success! Outstanding people doing a phenomanol thing. I want to thank everyone of my team mates over the past 4 years for helping me do one of the best things I've ever done. Thanks for joining me on this journey.
2017 will be my 5th ride as Captain of Wheelin' Warriors of the North. Once again, this year I ride to celebrate the great ones that have been taken from us too soon, with hope that Wheelin' Warriors of the North's fund raising effforts will make a difference for those affected by the deadly disease called cancer. Please help me and my team reach our goal! You can contribute to this history-making event with a donation. Funds raised in The Ride to Conquer Cancer will support breakthrough research, exemplary teaching, and compassionate care made possible through BC Cancer Foundation, a leader in cancer research and care.
Thank you in advance for your support! Let's keep fighting cancer.
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