Today, the grand finale of the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride is scheduled to start as 42 cyclists reach Halifax.
The event stretches for 15 days, covers 7,000 km, and is the globe’s longest charitable cycling event organized for children with cancer.
Some participants had joined the event for personal reasons, while others took part to show their support for children suffering from cancer. Overall, 42 cyclists have come together for a single cause i.e., to collect funds and spread awareness so as to wrestle with childhood cancer.
Suzanne Delaney of Antigonish, NS, the only national cyclist east of Ontario, has gathered around $70,000 for this noble cause. She said that with the completion of this expedition, her physical ache will vanish.
She said, "The pain and scars of cancer stay with patients forever. It is through this journey that I hope and pray to be able to help these little people win the fight beyond cancer. It is time for the people who can, to make a difference in lives of people who can't".
It is reported that the national cyclists toured throughout the nation in a relay-style ride. They were joined by community cyclists on the way who cycled for lesser distances.
With this event, they hope to boost the quality of life of the children and their families, who have cancer.