Bike-A-Thon Raises Healthcare Funds
Prince George, B.C. – The Punjabi Canadian Senior Society’s 7th annual Bike-A-Thon is being held today to raise funds on behalf of the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation to buy equipment for University Hospital of Northern BC.
Starting at 8 a.m. at the Guru Nanak Darbar Sikh Temple on Davis Road, cyclists hop aboard their bikes for a 60 km ride to Purden Lake. Participants of all ages are welcome to take part in the event. They get a breather upon arrival at Purden and are given a picnic lunch provided by the Punjabi Canadian Senior Society. Then they ride back to Prince George.
The Bike-A-Thon has raised approximately $62,000 over the past six years, all of it going to the Healthcare Foundation. This year the proceeds of the ride are being directed toward the $100,000 cost of replacing 62 specialized, customized wheelchairs at UHNBC which are used by people who are recovering from traumas, strokes and surgeries.
Now, if a 120 km bicycle ride to Purden and back is a little much to bite off, you can still donate to this effort by contacting Gordie Powar at (250) 552-3816.