Glotman Simpson Cycling Club

Glotman Simpson Cycling Club

June 06, 2012 13:22 ET

Glotman Simpson Riding in Memory of Bob Hager

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 6, 2012) -




The Glotman•Simpson Cycling Club is honoured to announce that the 5th Annual Cypress Challenge: A Fundraiser for Pancreatic Cancer Research will be dedicated to the memory of Bob Hager.

Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all cancers. The Canadian average for five-year survival is only 5 per cent, with nearly 600 people in B.C. expected to be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year. With so few survivors to advocate and raise funds, events like the Cypress Challenge are very important to help raise awareness and support more research.

Each year the Cypress Challenge is dedicated to a Vancouverite who made a difference in our community and who died from pancreatic cancer. The 2012 Cypress Challenge will be dedicated to the memory of Bob Hager. Bob Hager was a prominent Vancouverite who was a driving force in building one of Canada's most successful asset managers, Philips, Hager & North (PH&N). He was also a generous community contributor, enriching and improving the lives of the many people less fortunate than himself. He was quietly driven, humble and had a never-ending dedication to his family, clients and community. Bob died of Pancreatic Cancer in October 2011.

The event, hosted by the Glotman•Simpson Cycling Club, is open to everyone with a bike, a helmet, and the determination to pedal up Cypress Mountain. Over 500 cyclists are expected to ride either 5km to the First Peak Look Out or 12km up to the Full Peak. 100 per cent of the proceeds support the BC Cancer Foundation's Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.

What: 5th Annual Cypress Challenge: A Fundraiser for Pancreatic Cancer Research in memory of Bob Hager.
When: Saturday, August 18, 2012 — 7:30 am sign in / 9:00 am start / 10:30 am reception
Where: Cypress Mountain, West Vancouver — Start/Finish Line Reception at Mulgrave School (2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC)
How: Participation with suggested minimum donation of $25 Cdn (early bird) or $40 Cdn after August 10th.

Pancreatic Cancer & the Cypress Challenge

The Cypress Challenge is one of the few events building awareness and funds for pancreatic cancer research. In 2011, the Cypress Challenge raised over $125,000 for the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at the BC Cancer Foundation in memory of Jack Poole.

About the BC Cancer Foundation and the BC Cancer Agency:

The BC Cancer Foundation is an independent charitable organization that raises funds to support research and care at the BC Cancer Agency. The BC Cancer Agency provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of British Columbia and conducts research into the causes and cures for cancer. For more information, please visit:

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