Willy Konantz and Taylor Scholz are two university students biking 5,000km across Canada in an attempt to raise money and awareness for Prostate Cancer Research. One night in the summer, we biked to a party; narrowly missing traffic, we talked about doing something like this for a cause. Several people close to us, including my father, Don Konantz, were getting diagnosed with prostate cancer. In addition 'Step Into Action', Dr. Riley Senft's cross Canada run for Prostate Cancer Research was fresh in our minds. This started as an ambitious thought - friends laughed, family members doubted - but the two of us were committed. Over a couple pints, we mapped out our ride and specified our goals. This idea was turning into reality.
Our adventure will begin in London, Ontario on May 2nd, 2012 and will roughly take us 5 weeks. We will be biking nearly 160 km each day as we travel across the country. Along our route we will be raising awareness for this potentially preventable cancer and promoting youth involvement.
Please help us reach our goal of $50,000. Please spread the word about our ride, and any donation would be greatly appreciated. Donations are done through the link below.
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We will be finishing our ride on Saturday, June 9th. On that Saturday we will be biking from Abbotsford to West Vancouver which is 70 km, travelling through downtown and across the Lions Gate Bridge. We would love for as many people to come out and ride the last day with us, weather it is 10 km or the entire 70 km. Email us at email@example.com if you would like more information.
All of Gear West's donations will be donated to the Vancouver Prostate Centre at the conclusion of our ride (Saturday, June 9th). The Vancouver Prostate Centre is one of the leading centres in Prostate Cancer Research worldwide and it is our goal to assist the centre to find a cure.