Team Callanish Rides the Victoria Fondo
Cycling Team Callanish was founded in 2013, inspired by two young adults, both with Stage IV cancer, Rima Andre and Philip Lee. When they learned that all the funds needed to run Callanish ($400K/year) has to be raised, (no government funding), they created a team of 32 cyclists to train and complete the Vancouver to Whistler Gran Fondo. The symbolism of climbing mountains was not lost on us, knowing what enormous mountains our people with cancer climb every day! An amazing $140,000 was raised.
On August 18th, 2018, Team Callanish will ride 100 kms in the Tour de Victoria https://tourdevictoria.com/. The team is comprised of past retreat participants, staff and Board Members.
Callanish is a precious organization of which I am truly proud. I will take my place on the team again this year.
Please consider making a donation to support our Team, or forward this to others who might consider supporting the team.
In the month of June every $1 donated to Callanish through Canada Helps gives Callanish a chance to win $10,000 in the Great Canadian Giving Challenge.
Our gratitude is deep and heartfelt.
Janie and Team Callanish