Great Cycle fundraiser smashes goal

Gage Holmstrom

Susan Thompson
South Peace News

Gage Holmstrom, a former Peace River High School student who now works at Mercer Peace River Pulp, is one of the cyclists who rode to fight kids’ cancer in the Great Cycle Challenge.

Holmstrom says over 1,400 children are diagnosed with cancer every year, making it the biggest killer of children from disease in Canada.

“Kids should be living life, not fighting for it,” Holmstrom says.

Holmstrom has been riding his bicycle to raise funds to support SickKids Foundation with a goal of raising $1,000.

The Great Cycle Challenge Canada announced at 9 a.m. on Sept. 26 that a total of $9,394,852 was raised across the country, over double the total raised last year.

The funds will support vital, ground-breaking research into better treatments and cures for childhood cancers.

For more information or to donate visit: https://greatcyclechallenge.ca/Riders/GageHolmstrom

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