A few weeks ago, I wrote a post on the Cops for Kids annual ride.  This is one of those charities that is near and dear to my heart.  As you would know if you read my previous post, Callie has a special needs bike thanks to Cops for Kids.  This has given her the opportunity to be a kid.  She finally had some way to interact with her peers on an equal playing field.  It has also allowed her to feel independent while working her muscles. 

 

The annual ride has come and gone with great success.  The 19 riders and 6 crew members met with 15 families along the road.  They raised just over $215,000 prior to heading out on the ride and during the ride approximately another $15,000 (the final totals not in yet).  Though their yearly goal is $200,000, they are hoping to exceed $300,000.  Fundraising efforts are a year round event and are clearly exceeding the original expectation.  This year they have already helped 130 Southern Interior families.  At the end of the ride one family was presented a cheque from Cops for Kids for $6,500.  I can only imagine what a difference that will make in their child’s life. 

 

“Way to go riders!  We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  Keep up the good work.” 

 

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