The Wheelin’ Warriors of the North has officially raised more than $1 million for the BC Cancer Foundation.
“Together, we did it,” said Karin Piche, captain and founder of the Wheelin’ Warriors. “I cannot contain my excitement today as I proudly announce to our community that Wheelin’ Warriors of the North has surpassed the $1 million raised for cancer research and care. I want you to know that without our amazing community of supporters and their generosity, reaching this incredible milestone would not have been possible.”
Founded by Piche in 2013, Wheelin’ Warriors of the North is a team of cyclists that participates in the British Columbia Ride to Conquer Cancer every year. Riders of all athletic abilities, experience and backgrounds are required to raise $2,500 for the BC Cancer Foundation, while cycling 200+ kilometres in a single weekend. Fundraising and endurance training goes year-round and all money raised by the team stays in Prince George, supporting the BC Cancer Centre for the North.
“I want to express my sincere gratitude to Wheelin’ Warriors of the North,” said Sarah Roth, President & CEO, BC Cancer Foundation. “Together, you have improved and saved lives through your commitment to the Ride to Conquer Cancer. Congratulations to the entire team and all of your generous supporters for raising an extraordinary $1 million, allowing BC Cancer’s experts to break down cancer and change the outcome for patients and families.”
All money raised from The British Columbia Ride to Conquer Cancer goes to the BC Cancer Foundation that funds research with a direct impact on improvements in cancer care for patients and their families in Prince George and throughout the province. The $1 million dollar announcement comes two weeks after it was announced that this year’s British Columbia Ride to Conquer Cancer will be postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19 ramifications. So far this year, the team has raised $45,492.
“There truly aren’t enough ways to communicate my gratitude,” Piche said. “There is nothing better than seeing our community come together. I would like to send out one million heartfelt thank you’s to everyone who helped the team reach this tremendous goal. Thank you for your donations and continued support for our cause.”