Quesnel’s Jean Seymour rides again

For the past 23 years Jean Seymour has done the Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath

  • Sep. 26, 2012 9:00 a.m.

Jean Seymour crosses the finish line.

Quesnel resident Jean Seymour joined more than 200 cycling enthusiasts and event volunteers from across British Columbia, Sept. 8 – 9, for the BC Lung Association’s 28th Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath (Trek).

This is Seymour’s 23rd time participating in the popular two-day, 200km ride from White Rock to Cultus Lake and back to raise funds in support of vital lung health research, programs and clean air initiatives.

This year alone she contributed more than $2,000 towards the $200,000 raised so far thanks to the generous support of friends, family and coworkers.  This total builds on the $5.5 million previously raised during the event’s 28-year lifespan.

“Many people do the event year after year,” BC Lung Association event organizer Kate Jarvis said.

“It has a real family feel with less fanfare than other, bigger commercial fundraisers but with a lot of heart and soul.”

A quiet phenomenon which began more than two decades ago, the grassroots event has built up over time  and serves as a reunion for many ‘trekkers’ who return annually, some for as many as 25 years.

Jarvis says the effort put forth is incredible.

“Trek is sustained by inspiring, dedicated people. Jean is a powerful example. She shows up year in and year out to help make life better for the one in five British Columbians living with breathing problems. We are privileged to know her and have her support.”

For more information or to make a donation in support of the BC Lung Association call 1-604-731-5864 or toll free at 1-800-665-5864 (outside Greater Vancouver), email info@bc.lung.ca or visit www.bc.lung.ca.

The mission of the BC Lung Association is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health.

Founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, the Lung Association today fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis and environmental health. A non-profit, non-governmental organization, the BC Lung Association is dedicated to improving lung health and promoting clean air initiatives across the province.

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