The donor: Travis Streb
The present: Raising $10,000 and scaling
The cause: BC Cancer Foundation
Travis Streb is an avid cyclist and for many years he’s been raising money for research into pancreatic cancer along with his teammates in Glotman Simpson Cycling. But last year Mr. Streb wanted to try out a different sort of fundraising.
He decided to see if he could bicycle one million vertical feet in a calendar year, or the equivalent of riding almost 1 kilometre uphill daily. Mr. Streb, 33, resides with his wife and two daughters at the base of Mt. Seymour in North Vancouver, B.C., and each morning since January he set out on his quest, often fitting the daily rise around the needs of his job as an executive coach. He expects to get to the one-millionth-foot mark on Saturday and he has raised more than $10,000 that will go to the BC Cancer Foundation to fund research into pancreatic cancer. That is in addition to the2.5-million Glotman Simpson Cycling has increased in the previous decade for the base, in honor of a relative of the club founder who died of this illness.
“We’re proud we have been able to place [pancreatic cancer] on the map,” said Mr. Streb of his teammates. In terms of his own experience, he added: “This was my way of searching for a way to make biking less about me and more about anything else.”
Courtesy: The Globe And Mail