All the excitement and anticipation over the summer led to this day. This is the Kelowna contingent of the Tour de Cure, made up of Chelsea's loving and supportive family and friends. It started off with a downpour, finding most of us huddled under one mobile gazebo or hiding in our vehicles with steaming up windows. A passing storm wasn't enough to stop this intrepid crew, and thankfully the weather passed in time for us to take group pictures of the riders and volunteers before we headed off on our trek, some of us (me) on a 30 kilometer ride and some hardy folks on a 100km ride.
Chelsea, only three days after a round of chemo, found the strength to make it out, with Jordan, as always, at her side. What troopers! It was a great honor to ride for this couple and for all the people who suffer when cancer comes knocking. Fundraisers like this not only raise funds for research and progressive treatments, but they raise moral and provide a sense of commarradorie. Warriors for humanity. Serving and loving and hoping together.
Our team raised over $32,000!
A big shout out of thanks to everyone who sponsored with money, encouragement, prayers and moral support.
Chelsea hopes to ride herself next year, and I can't wait to see her go.