Team Magenta are ‘Riding The Rockies’ for Velindre Cancer Centre!
Velindre Cancer Centre is the largest, non-surgical cancer hospital in Wales. Chris has supported Velindre for the last 8 years by providing photography for key events and taking part in a number of charity fundraisers. He has climbed Kilimanjaro twice and has also walked the Inca Trail, Peru.
We have seen first hand the tremendous work that everyone at Velindre does; the real difference they make, and the care and support they provide for not only the patients but for their family and loved ones also.
Every penny raised supports the ‘Victory Over Cancer’ campaign, which ensures the best possible care if given to patients, supports vital research to help the fight against cancer, and provides Velindre Hospital with specialist equipment and staff training to ensure excellent care to all that enter its doors.
Although more people are affected by cancer, and it is estimated that in Wales 1 in 2 people will be affected by cancer by 2020, cancer survival rates have doubled in the last 40 years. More people are surviving due to earlier detection, increased knowledge, and better treatments.
So what are we doing?
On September the 13th we will be starting day one of a 5-day cycle challenge covering 405km from Canmore to Jasper in the Canadian Rockies.
The route will follow the stunning Icefields Parkway, which we will pass through beautiful mountain lakes, ancient glaciers and sweeping valleys. Although this sounds incredible, it will be a physical challenge as each day we will be cycling between 60-100km.
This will also be a personal challenge for us both, while we appreciate the importance to support a cause that sadly affects so many we also value the benefit of stepping outside our comfort zone and taking on something new.
…And with scenery like this on offer how much more motivation do you really need?
If you can spare a few loose coins please help us in our quest to raise as much as possible for the victory over cancer cause, you can sponsor us here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Marie-Davies11
To find out more about the Ride The Rockies or other ways you can raise for Velindre Cancer Centre please visit here http://velindrefundraising.com/events