Riders set for Cycle of Life Tour

Sixty riders will hop on their bikes this weekend for the fourth annual Cycle of Life Tour.

  • Jul. 22, 2016 6:00 p.m.

Sixty riders will hop on their bikes this weekend for the fourth annual Cycle of Life Tour.

The nearly 200-km, two-day tour aims to raise funds and awareness for quality palliative care across Vancouver Island.

The ride is a personal one for Victoria Hospice nurse Amber Aleksich, whose mother was diagnosed with cancer, sparking an eight-year journey through chemo, pain and uncertainty. The diagnosis prompted Aleksich to become a palliative care nurse and she was able to provide care for her mother as she approached the end.

“Two-and-a-half-years after her death I continue to strive to make my mother proud,” said Aleksich.

Donations fund almost half of the Victoria Hospice’s annual operating costs. During the past year, the hospice has raised more than $3 million from donors and community events like the Cycle of Life Tour.

For more information visit cycleoflifetour.ca.



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