Jen Block and Chris Goble are cycling from Port Hardy to Victoria (roughly 600 km) to raise awareness of the ongoing stigma against people who use substances. (Chris Gareau photo)

Jen Block and Chris Goble are cycling from Port Hardy to Victoria (roughly 600 km) to raise awareness of the ongoing stigma against people who use substances. (Chris Gareau photo)

Riding against stigma

Cyclists are riding the Island to battle the ongoing stigma against people who use substances

  • Aug. 26, 2021 3:30 p.m.

From Aug. 28 to Sept. 5 Jen Block and Chris Goble are cycling from Port Hardy to Victoria (roughly 600 km) to raise awareness of the ongoing stigma against people who use substances.

Their ride corresponds with International Overdose Awareness Day (Aug. 31).

The pair have teamed up with the Comox Valley HealthCare Foundation. Their goal is to raise $10 per km they ride, meaning a goal of $6,000 to fund peer inclusion and/or initiatives that support people living with substance use and work towards decreasing stigma.

To donate to the ride and to assist in decreasing stigma towards people who use substances here in the North Island, visit www.canadahelps.org/…/revolutions-against-stigma/

As an added incentive the first 16 donations of $125 or more get an ‘out of the shadow’ limited edition signed and numbered print – red variant, created by local artist agabreal (instagram: @crows_of_arcana) There are only four prints still available at this time.

Follow us on our Facebook group: Revolutions Against Stigma or on Intagram: @revolution.rider