Liberal MP for Milton among cyclists raising funds for childhood cancer


Published September 13, 2022 at 9:46 am

The R2//NYC riders have already raised over $687,000, which represents 275 weeks of camp funded for Campfire Circle, a charity that supports kids affected by cancer. (CNW Group/Campfire Circle)

Beginning Wednesday, Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) for Milton, Adam van Koeverden, will be among several cyclists embarking on a journey to raise funds for an organization that supports kids and families affected by childhood cancer.

The five-day, 850-km journey through Ontario, New York State, and Pennsylvania before arriving in New York City on Sept. 18, will be raising funds for an organization called Campfire Circle.

The cyclists come from all across Ontario, including Milton, Hamilton, Toronto, Collingwood and London.

While the cyclists have already raised more than $687,000, their goal is to raise another $700,000 to support the organization’s year-round programming in children’s hospitals, community events and overnight camps.

“We’re so grateful for the support of these cyclists who are helping to bring joy and laughter to kids who need it most,” says Alex Robertson, CEO of Campfire Circle.

“Right now, kids and families affected by childhood cancer need the joy and adventure of our camp-inspired programs more than ever. Thank you, R2//NYC riders and support crew, for giving these children the gift of fun, friendship and community!”

An official Rider Send-Off event will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7:45 a.m. at the Campfire Circle office in Toronto.

For more information or to make a donation, click here.

Photo: CNW Group/Campfire Circle

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