Maryam Asif, Staff Writer
On Thursday, November 5 2015, Coast to Coast is bringing Inside Ride to Craig Kielburger Secondary School. Participate in fundraising money to help improve the survival rate and the quality of life of children and their families impacted by cancer.
Cancer is the leading cause of non-accidental death in children in Canada and the treatment and cure is a 24/7 process, the effects of which can smother childhood or teen years as well as influence families lives. Coast to Coast presents Inside Ride, where students in groups of six ride stationary bikes for 1 hour and 45 minutes, dividing the time into 10 minutes per rider. Members must raise a minimum of $300, $50 each, to be eligible in participating in this activity. Also all donations,100%, proceed to helping this cause.
Coast to Coast has many ambassadors, and Jocelyn Lamont, part of Candlelighters Ottawa, explained why we ride; “The fundraising gives us the means to help our families in real, tangible ways. Together we’re making a difference in the lives of children with cancer! Thanks for keeping our kids smiling!!” Jocelyn conveys how much the Inside Ride fundraiser has helped over the years.
Mrs. Ronan is the supervisor who is organizing the Inside Ride at CKSS, and she expressed last year’s success; “It was a lot of fun! There were 15-16 teams and we raised $6000! All in all, it was a blast!” Mrs. Ronon has high hopes that this year will be even greater.
Compete and participate in the Inside Ride, and help reach the goal of raising $8000. The requirements to take part in the Inside Ride are, pick up a TEAM PACKAGE, create a team and theme, register online at www.Kielburger.theinsideride.com, fundraise at least $50 per person, and hand in your TEAM PACKAGE before the event day. Come and engage in this fun, safe, team-based, physical activity that promotes helping children with cancer and their families.