Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Doug's Ride to Conquer Cancer

Call him crazy but our Director of Marketing, Doug Tuck, will be participating in a two-day major cycling event called The Ride to Conquer Cancer this weekend. All proceeds raised will go to BC Cancer Foundation to support cancer research, treatment and services.

So not only does he work crazy long hours, manage a marketing staff of 6 and just celebrated his 60th birthday, but now he's getting on his bike to raise money. Doug is our hero.

Doug will be cycling from Vancouver to Seattle (that's 2 days of 160 km each) with thousands of other Riders. When he's not on his bike, he'll be sleeping in a tent. In a field.

It's going to be an adventure this weekend. I don't know which is more daunting: the idea of riding 320 km or the prospect of sleeping in a tent with a total stranger (if you ride alone they pair you up) in a field in Mt Vernon.

The entrance fee that each rider had to raise is $2,500. Doug had originally set his personal goal to $3600 but has since surpassed that. As of today, he has raised $5000 which was his revised goal. Click here for Doug's webpage.

We'll all be rooting for Doug on his ride this weekend. Go, Doug, Go!

UPDATE: He made it! Through wind, fog and rain, Doug made the trip from Vancouver to Seattle while raising over $5,000 to conquer cancer! Thanks to all of you for your support and congratulations Doug on a major achievement!

~ Ling Chan

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