Nearly 700 cyclists took to Cypress Mountain for the 10th Annual Glotman Simpson Cypress Challenge on Sunday, raising an incredible $410,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation.
The event, presented by Buntain Insurance and ZLC Financial, has now raised over $2.5 million to advance research for one of the deadliest cancers facing Canadians today – pancreatic. All proceeds benefit the 600 British Columbians expected to be diagnosed with the disease every year, most of whom will not survive their first year post-diagnosis.
It’s this staggering statistic that makes events such as the Cypress Challenge all the more important, says Sarah Roth, President & CEO of the BC Cancer Foundation.
“We are incredibly grateful to the near 700 riders who climbed Cypress Mountain for the 10th-annual Glotman-Simpson Cypress Challenge,” she says.
“Every pedal and dollar raised enables BC Cancer to move the needle for pancreatic cancer research and care, benefiting the 600 British Columbians facing this disease every year."