TORRY AND SONS' team to combat cancer is (left to right) Warren Hill

Torry and Sons ride for cancer foundation

While fundraising efforts are peaking, training rides have begun for the seven team members from Torry and Sons Plumbing and Heating.

While fundraising efforts are peaking, training rides have begun for the seven team members from Torry and Sons Plumbing and Heating.

The group is preparing for a gruelling 200-km cycle journey between Cloverdale and Seattle this June in the Ride to Conquer Cancer.  They have a lofty goal of raising $17,500 for the BC Cancer Foundation, which will fund programs to fight all kinds of cancer.

The team: Chris Sykes – Gas Fitter,  Warren Hill – HVAC Estimator, Chris Gytenbeek – Electrician, Jason O’Connell – Construction Manager (and Ride Initiator), Ron Gibson – Tool Control, Brian Farnham – Company Co-Owner, and Wendy Mayers – have been busy making plans, prepping their bikes and furiously fundraising.

Hill is riding because he cannot believe how many people have been affected by cancer including some of those really close:  his Aunt Diane, Bill Walker and Uncle Steve. Just recently, his wife’s cousin’s two-year-old son Caleb was diagnosed with a very rare form of lung cancer.

Warren said: “There is an ongoing list of people who are affected …  there is an addition every day.  I’d like to support those people; it’s the least I can do.”

The team has achieved 59 per cent of its fundraising goal of $17,500 to help conquer cancer. But they need help from the community to get there. The team is seeking support in donations from friends, family, colleagues and the community to reach their ambitious goal to fund cancer programs.

A donation form can be obtained from the team website at  (Search Team: Torry and Sons) or at the front counter of Torry and Sons at 110–2960 Moray Ave. in Courtenay.  For further information on how to donate to the team, call Wendy at 250-703-4876.

Torry and Sons Plumbing and Heating Ltd was established in the Comox Valley in 1981. Red Seal certified technicians provide new packages and repair services for residential and commercial applications in HVAC, plumbing, gas and fire protection. Offices in Courtenay, Nanaimo and Victoria serve projects on Vancouver Island, into the interior of B.C. and Alberta.

— Torry and Sons Plumbing

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