In 2009 the two-day Vancouver to Seattle edition of the Ride to Conquer Cancer raised more than $6.9 million for cancer, with several Whistler residents taking part.
The funds go to the B.C. Cancer Foundation to support research as well as provide assistance to individuals and families affected by the disease.
This year the ride takes place June 19 and 20, and once again several locals are taking part. You can make donations to any of them at www.conquercancer.ca.
Lisa Landry is riding the approximately 250 km route for the second year in a row.
Chris Waller, who lost his father and a brother to cancer, and his wife Wendy are doing the ride for the first time this year and is hosting a silent auction for season passes for the Lost Lake Cross Country Trails and Whistler Olympic Park, hotel stays, restaurant gift certificates and more. The silent auction is online at the Whistler Cross Country Connection website, www.crosscountryconnection.ca/auction/index.html.
As well, Waller is hosting poker nights on May 28 and 29. For more information and a spot at the table contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also doing the ride this year are Jimmi and Suzi Mackintosh, Jay and Lukas Lynn, and a Whistler Real Estate team of Greg Ambrose, Rob Palm and John Ryan. Ryan is a paraplegic who made headlines when he pedaled across Canada using a handbike to raise money for spinal cord research and individuals with spinal cord injuries.