Sisters cycle against cancer

Ina Gory from Ashcroft is raising money for cancer prevention.

Sisters Marilyn Marta and Ina Gory

Sisters Marilyn Marta and Ina Gory

Our brother, Justus Out, died of cancer five years ago. Since that time, a number of other acquaintances have gone. A dear friend, Ursula Doyle, died of cancer recently. My brother–in–law, Richard Gory, has been recently diagnosed with lymphoma. Cancer is something we cannot ignore.

My sister, Marilyn Marta, and I are a cycling team and have named ourselves The OUTriders. We have cycled for various other fundraising groups over the years. This is the first time we are cycling to raise funds for cancer research and care.

We are registered to cycle in the “Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer”, a challenging ride from Vancouver to Seattle (320 km) over two days (June 16-17). This ride benefits the BC Cancer Foundation. Established in 1935, the BC Cancer Foundation raises funds to support breakthrough research and enhancement to patient care at the BC Cancer Agency. Funds raised by the Ride are responsible for many things including the purchase of a second CT Scanner for the province.

To participate in this event, we each need to raise a minimum of $2,500. With my weekly delivery of the Ashcroft Journal, I have already been able to raise just over $1,000 for this event, but I need you to join me to reach or surpass my goal.

I’m requesting your support. With each donation of $10 or more, a tax receipt will be sent your way from the BC Cancer Foundation. You can also donate to my personal online website www.conquercancer.ca/goto/inagory2012. Cheques should be made payable to “The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer”.

Please call me at home at (250) 453-9062 or on my cell at (250) 457-7074 to arrange a meeting with me to donate in person or if you have any questions at all. I will also be at the Ashcroft Post Office on Thursday, April 5 from 8 am – 1 pm if you wish to make your donation that day or even to wish me well.

Thank you in advance for your support,

Ina Gory