Wheelin’ Warriors fundraising recognized at B.C. Cancer Centre for the North

Karin PIche, co-captain of the Wheelin' Warriors of the North, and Lindsay Carswell, Director of the Ride to Conquer Cancer unveil a permanent fixture at the B.C. Cancer Centre of the North, recognizing the Wheelin' Warriors. Bill Phillips photo
Karin Piche, founder of the Wheelin’ Warriors of the North, and Lindsay Carswell, Director of the Ride to Conquer Cancer unveil a permanent fixture at the B.C. Cancer Centre of the North, recognizing the Wheelin’ Warriors. Bill Phillips photo

Karin Piche knew the Wheelin’ Warriors of the North team members were going to be recognized at the B.C. Cancer Centre for the North Tuesday.

But the Wheelin’ Warriors founder was surprised to see her face, along with other members of the cycling team, on a large mural that will greet visitors to the cancer centre and which recognizes the group’s fundraising efforts for cancer research.

“One team has always stood out and that’s the Wheelin’ Warriors of the North,” said Lindsay Carswell, Director of the Ride to Conquer Cancer. “I’ve always been struck by the passion and commitment that (Karin) has for the cause.”

That cause has been raising money for cancer research by participating in the annual Ride to Conquer Cancer. This year the Prince George team of cyclists raised $187,000 … the highest single-year total for the team.

Over the six-year history of the Wheelin’ Warriors of the North the team has raised $745,000.

“I’m always humbled by your contributions,” he said. “Every mile that you pedal and every dollar you raise is helping the needs of cancer patients across B.C. and here in Prince George.”

He said the mural greets “all the families who walk through the doors of this centre so they know there is a team behind them.”

Wheelin' Warriors of the North team members with the new mural at the BC Cancer Centre of the North. Bill Phillips photo
Wheelin’ Warriors of the North team members with the new mural at the BC Cancer Centre of the North. Bill Phillips photo