The local Cycle of Life Tour Team, Comox Valley Hospice Cyclepaths, has spent the last few months raising funds for the Comox Valley Hospice Society (CVHS).
Although the fundraising and the tour ride are different again this year due to COVID-19 restrictions that hasn’t stopped Team Cyclepaths from climbing closer to their $65,000 fundraising goal. The team has found creative ways to safely fundraise in the community. From an epic bottle “drive-thru” sponsored by Canadian Tire Courtenay that raised almost $5,000, to hanging baskets, cheese sales, Smile Cards, and an online auction.
The Cycle of Life Tour (COLT), organized by Victoria Hospice, provides financial support and raises awareness for hospice care across Vancouver Island. CVHS is one of the nine Vancouver Island hospices supported by the COLT. All funds raised by Team Cyclepaths go directly to CVHS and stay right in the Comox Valley.
Comox Valley Hospice Society provides end-of-life care, and bereavement support, for the people of the Comox Valley. It is the goal of the CVHS that those in our community who are living with a life-limiting illness are supported and have their wishes respected; that their caregivers receive the help they need, and that they and their families are supported in their grief.
As a finale to the 2021 Cycle of Life Tour, on July 24, Team Cyclepaths will be riding a 50 km route through the Comox Valley. The ride will start at 9:30 a.m. from Marina Park in Comox, and return to Marina Park around 2 p.m. Team Cyclepaths invite their supporters to watch for them along the route, and to come by and say hello at Marina Park.
Team Cyclepaths will also be accepting donations along their ride route and at Marina Park.