Courtenay’s Maxine Bowen joined more than 250 cycling enthusiasts and event volunteers from across British Columbia last weekend for the BC Lung Association’s 27th Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath.
Bowen was one of three Courtenay ‘trekkers’ who took part, many of whom return annually for the popular two-day, 200-km ride through the picturesque Fraser Valley to raise funds in support of vital lung health research, programs and clean air initiatives.
So far the 2011 event has raised more than $170,000, contributing to the total $5 million raised during the event’s 27-year lifespan. Bowen alone raised over $600 for the cause.
Post-event fundraising continues until Oct. 3 and organizers expect the final tally to reach upwards of $200,000.
— BC Lung Association