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We are extremely happy to be putting in a team and participating in the 2020 Ride to Conquer Cancer.  This is year 12 for the Ride and year EIGHT of Team Perimeter Drainage.  

With the help of all past, present and future riders of Team Perimeter Drainage, I thank everyone who has been apart of this great team and awesome event.  Lots of memories, laughter and sadness.  Along with all the other fantastic teams that make up this ride, I plead that if you can do this ride just once, it will change your life.  

To date we have raised $680,000 thru generous donations from individuals, corporate sponsors and business associates.  Our goal is to reach $1,000,000.  Feel the love and donate here.

British Columbia’s instalment of 2020 Ride to Conquer Cancer is coming up on August 29th and 30th, and we’ve been telling stories from some of the members of Team Perimeter for the past few weeks as we prepare to train, recruit and fundraise.

Now, I don’t know if everyone followed through on their bold proclamations to start riding for an hour every day, but it’s the thought that counts.  In fact, it’s the thoughts of thousands of people that counts for so much –

people who have made this epic ride the home base for cancer sufferers, survivors, and all their loved ones year after year.  Cancer has touched my family, but I’ve still learned a lot about the Ride over the past couple months talking with Chris and his team.

THE CAUSE

“Since 2009, The Ride to Conquer Cancer has raised over $100 million for the BC Cancer Foundation and is B.C.’s large cycling fundraiser.”  That’s straight from the Ride to Conquer Cancer’s website, and demonstrates just how important the fundraising power of the event really is. From

research to drug trials to enhancements in care, dollars raised by Ride participants go directly toward minimizing the impact of the disease.

THE JOURNEY

For many people taking part in the Ride, however, the money raised is secondary. Of course we’re trying to solve this puzzle in our 

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lifetime, but the journey, both physical and mental, is what leaves us with the strongest lasting impact. It’s the dedication to a loved one, either still here or not, that gets the riders through the rain and wind we experienced in 2015. It’s the strength demonstrated by sufferers that inspires us to start, and finish, this journey, this battle against fatigue and pain in the, uh, posterior.

Technically speaking, BC’s Ride is a 250km trek from Vancouver to Hope.

THE TEAM

Chris Gray’s team of participants would probably be tight without the Ride to Conquer Cancer, but it’s the profound effect of the fundraising effort and the eventual struggle of the Ride itself that unites this group more than a casual friendship ever could.

From the team members I’ve spoken with it’s clear the support, encouragement, and dedication shown by each individual is the driving force that keeps the pedals turning over and over themselves for the entire crew. “There’s nothing like it,” Bryant Magee told me.

“To join this group, for this cause … there are no words,” said Danny Payne.  Team Perimeter has raised nearly $680,000 dollars alone for the Ride To Conquer Cancer to date. That’s 680K

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devoted to finding the cure for this disease, a disease Bryant Magee called “our generation’s to cure.” It’s a lofty goal, but an important one, right? Right, understatement of the century.

Cancer impacts everyone. We all know someone who’s been touched by it or we’ve had a loved one who’s fought it. Some win that battle, other eventually lose, but it’s the impact of their strength that stays with us for a lifetime.  It’s all we can do to give a little of that impact back  

THE TEAM YELLOW JERSEY

Our yellow jersey is presented to the team rider that has gone over and above for the year.  Their leadership fundraising efforts and dedication to the ride allows them to lead the team thru the finish line day 2 of the ride.  

 

THE RIDE

The Ride to Conquer Cancer is an epic cycling journey through Canada’s Pacific region.  Proceeds will support leading-edge cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency that has a direct impact in improving cancer care across the province.  “Strength in numbers has never mattered more than in the fight against cancer,” said Team Leader Chris.

That’s why we’re teaming up for The Ride to Conquer Cancer® benefiting BC Cancer Foundation! It’s a two-day, 240-kilometre cycling journey through the scenic Pacific Northwest that we’ll be making in August.”

Cancer spares no one. It affects parents, partners, siblings, friends and many more. But we refuse to back down to this disease. Together, we can amplify our impact in both Riders and donations to conquer cancer.

Join us! We will support you from the moment you register until you cross that finish line. Along the way, the funds we raise for the BC Cancer Foundation will support the BC Cancer Agency, a leader in cancer research and treatment that’s helping cancer patients right here in Vancouver.

A great cause for a deadly disease.  Help us find a cure.  All of our riders that raise $2500 will get our TEAM PERIMETER biking kit.

Our goal for 2020 is 20 riders.  Call us at 604-780-4495 to join our team or email me at perimeterdrain@me.com or read our blog pages regarding the experience.

Thank you,

Chris Gray

Leader – Team Perimeter Drainage

TEAM PHOTOS

2013 Ride to Conquer Cancer click here

2014 Ride to Conquer Cancer click here

2015 Ride to Conquer Cancer click here

2016 Ride to Conquer Cancer click here

2017 Ride to Conquer Cancer click here

2018 Ride to Conquer Cancer click here

2019 Ride to Conquer Cancer click here

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