Lemon Love Ride – A Fundraising Success

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People everyday, all across Canada,  use CanadaHelps Fundraising Pages – whether it be to celebrate a birthday or wedding. Or for a personal challenge or humanitarian trip. We came across Ryan’s Fundraising Page and were so inspired, we simply had to share!
Lemon Love Ride

Lemon Love Ride

Ryan Jones rode nearly 400 kilometres and climbed over 4000 metres in one day on August 7, 2014 in the name of love.

The LEMON LOVE RIDE set out to raise funds and strengthen acknowledgement about the role of hospice care in our communities. This ride was in the name of Laurie Ann Lemon for the Langley Hospice Society. Laurie is the late Mother of Ryan’s new wife, Andrea. He never had the opportunity to meet Laurie since she was lost to Cancer in June of 2012 shortly before they met. She spent her final few months under the care of the Langley Hospice Society.

Ryan wanted to give back to the family that had given him so much. Many fundraising efforts go towards research and some people, like Laurie, do not have the option to wait for their cure. His hope is to help Langley Hospice Society continue to provide their tremendous support programs that help people live in dignity while coping with grief and end of life. The funds raised from the LEMON LOVE RIDE will help fund operations and expansion plans for not only those under their care, but for their families.

The LEMON LOVE RIDE has raised over $20k.

Ryan set out to raise $10k initially. Within only 3 weeks that goal had been met and support continued. To follow the journey, please visit lemonloveride.tumblr.com and follow on social channels at TW @lemonloveride IG @lemonloveride #lemonloveride
Ryan and Andrea Jones
3AM August 7th as Ryan departed the Langley Hospice Society. Pictured here with new wife, Andrea Jones.
Ryan Bike Riding
Ryan at the Coquihalla Summit, mid-ride.
Ryan and Andrea Jones
Ryan Jones and Andrea Jones speaking at the Langley Hospice Society Garden Party August 14 2014.
Ryan and Leah
Ryan Jones at the finish line for the ride at the Kelowna City Park. Pictured here with his niece Leah Hansen.

 

How Can You Get Involved?

There is still time to donate to the Lemon Love Ride, in support of Langley Hospice. Please visit the Fundraising Page if you would like to make a donation. This Fundraising Page will be open until September 1st, 2014. Or, please visit the Langley Hospice Charity Profile>>
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