We are on a mission – a mission to conquer cancer. The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a unique, two-day cycling event to take place on June 15-16, 2013. We will spend two days riding through the beautiful Pacific Northwest, from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA. But before we put padded shorts to saddle, we have an important task: raising funds for the BC Cancer Foundation. Each of the eleven members of the team has committed to raising at least $2500, but we know we can do much, much more. Every dollar we raise goes directly to the BC Cancer Foundation to support leading clinicians, scientists, and researchers find new discoveries, having a real impact in our community, across Canada, and around the world.
Because cancer doesn’t discriminate, and the cause is one we can all relate to. Though as citizens of BC we are fortunate to have access to some of the best treatment facilities in the world, Cancer still claims thousands of lives here and across Canada every year (2009 Cancer Statistics: 45% of men and 40% of women will develop cancer in their lifetime and 1 in all 4 Canadians will die of cancer). Each and every one of us probably knows someone who has been affected by cancer, and thanks to the work done at the BC Cancer Agency, the odds are getting beter and better every year. But we’re not there yet, not by a long shot. That’s why we ride.
Lunchgroup Heavy Industries formed as a team in the winter of 2012. Our team captain, Graham, has participated in the Ride to Conquer Cancer every year since 2009, but always solo or riding informally with a friend or two. We started with six riders in 2012 and are now up to eleven. We come from different backgrounds, but we have one common goal: seeing cancer elimiated within our lifetimes. Click an image of a rider below to learn more about them.
Graham, Eryn and team alum Mike all work in the same office in a tight-knit team that almost always eats lunch together. The group dubbed itself The Lunchgroup sometime in the distant past, and Graham tacked on "Heavy Industries" after seeing the term stamped on the engine block of his car. True story.
Lunchgroup Heavy Industries gives our sincere thanks to the business and organizations who have donated products and services to our cause.