Glotman Simpson Cycling

Glotman Simpson Cycling

July 12, 2011 15:04 ET

Riding in Memory of Jack Poole-4th Annual Cypress Challenge

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 12, 2011) - On August 20th the 4th Annual Cypress Challenge: A Fundraiser for Pancreatic Cancer Research in memory of Jack Poole will take place at Cypress Mountain. The event, presented by Concert Properties and Jeff Mooney & Suzanne Bolton, is open to everyone with a bike, a helmet, and the determination to pedal up Cypress Mountain. Over 300 cyclists are expected to participate. New this year is a First Peak category for recreational cyclists who want to climb the 5km to the First Peak Look-Out. 100% of the proceeds support the BC Cancer Foundation's Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.

Jack Poole, who was the driving force behind the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, died of Pancreatic Cancer in October 2009 just a few months shy of seeing his dream come true. He was a man of great spirit, drive and determination and his commitment to the community and to the public good was something he highly valued. We are honouring Jack Poole by dedicating the Cypress Challenge in his memory.

What: 4thAnnual Cypress Challenge: A Fundraiser for Pancreatic Cancer Research in Memory of Jack Poole
When: Saturday, August 20, 2011 • 7:30 am sign in / 9:00 am start / 10:30 am cheque presentation
Where: Cypress Mountain, West Vancouver • Start/Finish Line Reception at Mulgrave School (2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC)
How: Participation with minimum donation of $25 (early bird) or $40 after August 10th. www.glotmansimpsoncycling.ca.

Pancreatic Cancer & the Cypress Challenge

It is estimated that over 500 people in British Columbia will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year. It is a type of cancer that does not give much warning in its early stages and has the lowest survival rate of all cancer types. The consequence is that there are few survivors to advocate and raise funds.

The Cypress Challenge is one of the few events building awareness and funds for pancreatic cancer research. Last year the Cypress Challenge, hosted by the Glotman•Simpson Cycling Club, raised over $50,000 for the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at the BC Cancer Foundation.

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: www.bccancerfoundation.com.

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