Team RJC Raises $2.18M for Cancer Foundations Across Canada
Team RJC completed the Tour de Cure this past weekend in British Columbia. It was RJC’s third ride this year in support of cancer foundations, having also completed the Princess Margaret Ride to Conquer Cancer in Ontario and the Enbridge Tour Alberta for Cancer ride in Alberta.
This is the 37th time Team RJC has been a part of cycling events in support of cancer foundations across Canada. Collectively, RJC has raised $2.18M for cancer foundations across Canada.
“Everyone has been impacted by cancer in some way, so everyone has their own reasons to ride,” shares Team RJC Co-Captain, Amy Scott. “The ride is a powerful way that people come together for the same goal – to raise money, build community, and leave a lasting impact. I am so proud to be a part of this team and grateful for everyone who rode, raised funds and volunteered as part of the Tour de Cure.”
The team surpassed their fundraising goal, raising $172,727 for this ride. This has placed Team RJC as the sixth top fundraiser overall so far, and Co-Captain, Roger Steers, is a top 10 fundraiser. Team RJC is also currently leading their industry challenge, a challenge that encourages teams from various industries to raise the most funds. RJC’s industry - Real Estate, Engineering, Development, and Trade - has done an incredible job of raising close to $1M. It’s been exciting to see so many teams from industry be a part of the Tour de Cure, including Ledcor and Polygon who Team RJC has been vying against for the top spot!
“Each year the impact of this event continues to grow. We were thrilled to return to the Tour de Cure this year. Our team includes not just RJCers, but friends and industry partners who come together to face the challenge, connect, and ultimately raise funds and awareness to help support and transform over 20 cancer care programs in BC,” says Team RJC Co-Captain Roger Steers.
Over 1,500 riders participated in this year’s two-day cycling event, covering over 200km. This year, on Sunday, day two of the event, the ride was cancelled after lunch due to poor air quality on the route. At that time, the Air Quality Health Index in the Eastern Fraser Valley was 10+, or “very high risk.”
“We’re enormously grateful for the understanding of all our riders as plans changed and the support of our volunteers in ensuring the safety of all throughout the event. We hope to see everyone back next year as we continue raising critical funds for BC Cancer,” BC Cancer Foundation president and CEO Sarah Roth said in a statement.