Sweat: the ultimate way to give. From supporting Movember to generating awareness about the CKNW Orphan’s Fund, we’ve had a total blast at our charitable rides at Cadence. And, this March marks our third ride that will contribute to a very worthy cause close to the heart of one of Cadence’s most dedicated members. John Evans is a long time rider at Cadence. He’s a huge part of our community and, through charitable work and contributions, the Vancouver community at large. Knowing of John’s charitable work, Mike asked him what organization the next charity ride should benefit. Without missing a beat, John suggested the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation.
The Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation provides seven-day-a-week care to people living with HIV/AIDS in addition to the joint challenges of extreme poverty, mental illness, homelessness and multiple medical conditions. Its focus is on helping clients improve their overall health, which they achieve through offering nutritious meals, specialized nursing, counseling, art and music therapy and medication management.
It was nearly thirteen years ago when John began working with the foundation. He originally was involved in a capital campaign that enabled the group to fund the build of the Dr. Peter Centre – a standalone (and one of a kind) HIV/AIDS Day Health Center. Now an Honorary Director on the foundation’s board, John continues his involvement in the organization and his relationship with the family of Dr. Peter Jepson-Young.
The Dr. Peter community is grateful to be supported by the upcoming charity ride, taking place on March 29, 2014:
“We’re thrilled Cadence and its riders are supporting us through this event,” says Maxine Davis, Executive Director of the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation. “It’s inspiring to see the community come together to make a difference in the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS.”
Registration for the ride will open on March 15, two weeks prior to the ride. Cost per seat will be $25.00, with all proceeds raised from the day going to benefit the foundation. You’ve got four chances to get on a bike and show your support for this local group making a big difference in the Vancouver community: 8:00am, 9:30am, 10:45am and 12:00pm.
Come on out to support the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation – looking forward to seeing you there!