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19-day Sears National Kids Cancer Ride
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Mar '08
Will be at the Sears Orchard Park Mall Store on March 15 to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer.

Two local cyclists have committed to being national riders in a 19-day, 7,600km ride across Canada this June which will help kids and families fight the devastating effects of childhood cancer.

Riders will raise funds through pledges and will have the opportunity to dedicate their ride to a child or loved one who has been impacted by cancer. The event is expected to raise $1.5 million in the first of what will be an annual event.

Jenn Davies and Lisa Currer are two of three B.C.-based national riders out of a national total of more than 50 who will start in Vancouver on June 2, 2008 and arrive in Halifax on June 20, 2008.

The Sears National Kids Cancer Ride will take them through more than 200 cities and towns across the country, and along the way they will meet up with thousands of local cyclists participating in stage rides.

The ride is being organized by the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation, a not-for-profit organization which runs physically challenging cycling events in support of kids facing cancer.

"This is a very special initiative for all of us at Sears and an important cause to our associates and customers," said Darcy Smith, Store Manager, Sears Kelowna.

"We are hoping that everyone in our community will join us on March 15th to show their support to Jenn and Lisa as they train for this incredible journey. Their determination to ride from coast-to-coast is an inspiration to all of us."

Jenn, a Registered Massage Therapist, and Lisa, a graphic artist by trade, are new to Kelowna, coincidentally both arriving last July from Ottawa and Saint John respectively.

They each came in search of adventure and a healthy lifestyle, and met in Kelowna. Both are now training everyday, and will be at the Sears store in Orchard Park Mall on March 15 as part of a fundraising campaign to raise money and awareness.

"I am blessed with healthy children and cannot imagine the devastation of parents whose children have been stricken with cancer," said Jenn, who participated in other Coast to Coast Against Cancer events before moving to Kelowna with her husband and two kids.

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