Chris Fedoruk of Quesnel, who works as a technology specialist at Integris Credit Union, is cycling in this year’s Cops for Cancer Tour de North. His goal is to raise more than $6,000. Photo submitted

Meet Tour de North cyclist Chris Fedoruk

Quesnel man is a community rider with this year’s Cops for Cancer team

Chris Fedoruk

Observer Contributor

My name is Chris Fedoruk, and this year, I am riding as a community rider with the Cops for Cancer Tour de North.

I have wanted to participate in this ride for a while, and I am honoured to have the opportunity. You don’t have to be an elite athlete to participate in the Tour — you just need to want to make a difference, and everyone on the Tour shares this purpose. There aren’t many people cancer hasn’t affected in some way, and this is my way of showing my support.

I want to help kids with cancer because I want them to be able to enjoy sports, biking with their families and vacations and live like all kids should. A child is not meant to spend most of their days in a hospital, or constantly receiving treatment.

Not only do I want to help the kids, but I also want to help ease the burden on the parents and give them hope by showing them that there are numerous people out there supporting the fight against cancer in many different ways.

I have been training and preparing since January, with weekly short rides, long rides and hill training. In each month of June, July and August, we are required to complete a single, longer training ride. This June, six alumni and I rode out to Nazko (almost 100 kilometres). I rode from Quesnel to Williams Lake at the end of July. My August ride has yet to be decided, maybe a round trip to Barkerville?

My goal is to raise over $6,000. So far, thanks to the generous support of my family and friends and the community of Quesnel, I have raised over $1,700.

Fundraising events planned are a 50/50 draw ongoing until Sept .13, and a Jail and Bail this month.

The impact of cancer on the life of a child and their family is devastating. Donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society through Cops for Cancer are used to fund life-saving pediatric cancer research and caring support programs like Camp Goodtimes to reduce cancer’s impact.

Please help me fundraise by donating to, or dropping by Integris Credit Union.

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