This year’s Golden Sombrero route was a little tamer than the past couple of years, but not by much. 120 kilometres and 3300 metres of vertical made for a challenging 7-hour ride. However, our small but mighty group of riders finished the day with smiles. And most importantly, conquering the bigger goal of raising money for pediatric transplant research. Addison was the lead cheerleader of the day, welcoming the riders with her signature moves. It was the perfect motivation to keep those pedals going right until the end.
We were also really excited about the transplant community picnic at the finish line. This was something new this year, thanks to our very motivated double lung transplant buddy Margaret Benson with the Canadian Transplant Association. Along with BC Transplant and the Transplant Research Foundation of BC, these three groups came together to put on a fun afternoon.
And now on to the most exciting news…announcing our grand total…
♥ ♥ ♥ $5725 ♥ ♥ ♥
Woohoo!!!!! We are so thankful for all the support from friends, family, local businesses, colleagues and our transplant community. A special shout out to our co-organizers, Sheena and Adam Lee. This started with Adam and Aaron’s little idea for a slightly insane bike ride, and this year they really took over the reins. (We were a little preoccupied with the arrival of baby Charlie!) We wouldn’t be here without all their hard work and dedication to the cause. It is pretty amazing to see how far we’ve come, and we can only get bigger and better next year, which means even more funding for pediatric transplant research. Together we are making a difference in the lives of kids just like Addison.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Elaine, Aaron, Addison and Charlie
PS It’s never too late to DONATE! 🙂