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The Sears National Kids Cancer Ride starts in Markham

Posted by MarkhamToday // April 3, 2017 // in News // 0 Comments

A Markham women (mother of 2) is cycling coast to coast to help kids with cancer!  artphoto_150x400_saralarson.jpg
Sara Larson is participating in the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride, with 42 riders and volunteers from across Canada.

The Sears National Kids Cancer Ride is one of the biggest and most ambitious charity cycling events on behalf of childhood cancer in the world. Now in it’s 10th year the 2017 event will be an emotional and inspirational adventure beginning in Vancouver on September 6, and complete in Halifax, 18 memorable days later, on September 23, 2017.

Sara has been involved with the Coast to Coast foundation volunteering for the past 2 years.  Sara realized this was much bigger than her and she had to do something to help. So now she is going to ride herself across this great country.

I’ve started my training regiment on the bike a lot sooner, trying to get as many miles in as I can in addition to working with a personal trainer.”, says Larson.  “18 straight days of 160 kilometers+ is going to be quite a challenge.”
“Come September, I’ll put my cycling shoes on, clip them onto the peddles of my bike and ride for 18 days, raising funds and awareness for children with cancer.”, she said.
"Cycling across the country sounds like a big deal and I am prepared to push myself to the utmost to show how much this means to me and for every child out there that’s fighting this disease.", said a determined Larson.

100% of all donations go to support children with cancer and 17 pediatric oncology centers across Canada.

Did you know there are more than 10,000 children in Canada living with cancer and 1,700 new cases every year.  It’s the leading cause of non accidental death of children in Canada.  No child should suffer with this terrible disease and no parent should ever hear the words “your child has cancer”

Sara is looking to raise $15,000 as a National Rider for the event.
You can help, check her progress and donate by visiting www.SNKCR.com/Saralarson   

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About the Sears National Kids Cancer Rideartpic140x140-SNKFCR_logo.jpg
The biggest charity cycling event in the world on behalf of children with cancer. Starting on Canada’s west coast, and finishing on Canada’s east coast, the event is an epic journey of over 7,000 km. National cyclists bike from coast to coast along a well-planned route, joined by thousands of local community cyclists for shorter regional and local rides. The route visits most of Canada’s 17 pediatric cancer centres the event supports through its fundraising efforts. The event has raised more than $2.5 million in the last two years.
Click here for link to their website.
About Sara Larsonartpic140x140-SNKFCR_sara.jpg
My journey began in 2015, when I volunteered as RV support, then again in 2016. I met some of the most incredible people, from cyclists to passionate volunteers. This experience changes you. It grounds you and makes you realize that we need to do things for others by giving back, and making a difference in lives.  The Coast to Coast foundation is like no other event. You meet 30-40 strangers and 18 days later you are a family and have made bonds that last a life time. What we refer to as our SNKCR family (Sears National Kids Cancer Ride).  Read More about Sara
About the Coast to Coast Foundation Against Cancerartpic140x140-coasttoc_logo.jpg
The vision of Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation is a world beyond kids cancer.  The reality is that children will continue to be diagnosed with cancer, that parents will continue to be told “You child has cancer”. To help children and parents navigate through this maelstrom of pain, suffering, stress and strain, we remain committed to our mission of improving the quality of life and health outcomes of children living with and beyond cancer. Our goal is to ensure that every child with cancer and their families all across Canada have access to the programs and support that help them through their journey.
Click here to learn more about the Coast to Coast foundation Against Cancer

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