2019-10-02

National Kids Cancer Ride makes Lunenburg stop

by Keith Corcoran

Participants of a fundraising cross-Canada bike ride made a stop in Lunenburg between September 19 and 20.

  • <p>KEITH CORCORAN, PHOTO</p><p>Fiona Steele, right, and cancer survivor Hailey Rodenhiser share a moment in Lunenburg on September 20.</p>

The cyclists, part of the National Kids Cancer Ride, departed the Lunenburg Community Centre lot on the next leg of their campaign in support of the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation.

Before cycling off, Lunenburg area resident Fiona Steele, part of the cancer ride's national crew, read the day's dedication in honour of a child who's passed on or survived the disease. September 20 was for her son Simon, who died in 2014 at age 16.

Lunenburg Mayor Rachel Bailey credited ride participants and supporters for making something positive out of difficult circumstances and taking action. "We're grateful for that," she said.

To learn more about the National Kids Cancer Ride or the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation, check out coasttocoastagainstcancer.org on the internet.

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