November 9, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MR14-01
Cycle of Life Tour 2014 Achieves $63,000 Success for Hospice Care
This past summer, 50 local cyclists completed the Cycle of Life Tour’s second annual two-day, 200km Victoria to Salt Spring Island, round trip ride in support of hospice care on Vancouver Island.
To participate, each cyclist agreed to raise a minimum of $500 dollars in pledges, but the majority significantly exceeded this goal. “The cyclists who ride in our event are incredible people,” states Graham Robertson, Cycle of Life Tour founder. “Our top fundraiser hit the $7000 mark.”
Originating in 2011 as a solo ride from Anchorage, Alaska to Victoria, this year’s group tour saw the event’s greatest success to date. A total donation of $63,000 has been shared amongst the Victoria Hospice, Salt Spring Island Hospice, Cowichan Valley Hospice, Sooke Hospice and Nanaimo Hospice.
The Cycle of Life Tour is organized and executed by Graham Robertson and Beth Turner in their spare time. Their goal is to continue to grow the event until contributions can be made to all the hospice societies on the island.
To date, the Cycle of Life Tour has raised $115,000 for hospice care across Canada with the majority of funding distributed on lower Vancouver Island.
As a result of the support of generous sponsors, 100 per cent of pledges raised by riders go directly to local hospice societies.
For more information or to find out how you can get involved, visit www.cycleofllifetour.ca.
Cycle of Life Tour
Communications & Events Coordinator