The Ride to Conquer Cancer is this weekend and thousands of people will bicycle from Vancouver to Seattle over 2 days in the hopes of finding a cure for cancer. There are so many heartwarming and inspiring stories of people riding for their loved ones whether in memoriam, in support of their current fight or perhaps just because.
Jonah is one of the youngest riders this year at just 16 years old, and he’s riding for his mom who is thankfully now cancer free. But, he knows the fight against cancer isn’t over until there’s a cure, so together with his dad, he’ll ride the 250 km route. He said “If my mom can beat cancer, I think I can ride to Seattle.”
Jonah’s mom is CTV News Anchor Mi-Jung Lee who was diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago and is now a big advocate of early detection. Mi-Jung was the face of a recent Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation campaign called ‘Don’t Forget to Check’ encouraging women of all ages to check themselves regularly.
A big thanks to Team CTV who supports this fundraising event with over $155,000 raised already by the team! And a special thanks to Sportscaster Jason Pires for telling this great story and many others on the CTV site.
Doog News would like to wish good luck to all of the riders and thank you for supporting the fight against cancer!! Ride safe everyone!!
If you’d like to learn more or support the event visit The Ride to Conquer Cancer website here.
Source: CTV Vancouver