The 15th annual Cypress Challenge benefits the BC Cancer Foundation in support of pancreatic cancer research and care. On Sunday, August 7th, nearly 500 cyclists tackled the climb from Mulgrave School up to the Hollyburn Nordic Area on Cypress Mountain and raised $300,000+ for pancreatic cancer research. This was our first in-person event since Summer 2019!
Pancreatic cancer is difficult to detect in its early stages and is often resistant to treatment. To date, it is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in Canada.
“Unless more effective treatment strategies are found, pancreatic cancer in Canada is projected to become the second leading cause of cancer death by 2030.”
In BC, approximately 800 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year, with a projected survival rate of 10% over five years (source: Cypress Challenge | BC Cancer Foundation – Cypress Challenge | BC Cancer Foundation).
“We are all coming together not only to raise funds to change the outcome for this awful disease, but we are also raising awareness on how important it is to support this cause,” says Geoffrey Glotman, Managing Principal at Glotman•Simpson Group of Companies.
To date, Cypress Challenge has raised $4.2 million dollars for pancreatic cancer research and care. With the support and generosity of the community, we can continue to fund research to drive innovations that enhance the care pancreatic cancer patients receive.
A huge thank you to all our sponsors, volunteers and supporters. We #ridefor800