Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society was created in memory of Halifax cycling enthusiast Craig Schurman Condon, who lost his battle with Pancreatic Cancer eight weeks after diagnosis in September 2006.
Condon’s family decided that 100% of the memorial donations made in his honour should be directed to Pancreatic Cancer Research. In an amazing show of support from family and friends, over $8,000 was donated in memory of a friend and loved one. This was the start of Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society, incorporating as a non profit organization in 2007.
On Saturday, July 30, Velo Cape Breton and other cycling enthusiasts will peddle their way through the Cape Breton Highlands to raise money for Craig’s Cause.
Interested cyclists will meet at the Highlands National Park Information Centre Parking Lot in Cheticamp at 10 am.
These cyclists will then meet up with the group of Craig’s Cause Ride for Pancreatic Cancer on their provincial fundraising tour at Grande Falaise (25 riders) for the climb of French Mountain. After that ride, the Cheticamp group will continue to Pleasant Bay, passing over MacKenzie Mountain, at their own pace, with a lunchtime arrival time before returning to Cheticamp. The Craig’s Cause group will return to Grande Falaise and drive to Sydney for a 4:30 pm event at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
On Sunday, July 31, 8:30 am, the Craig’s Cause riders will meet at Tim Horton’s just past Tometary Drive on King’s Road in Sydney and cycle King’s Road and Route 4 towards St. Peters on their way to their next stop at Antigonish Hospital at 3:30 pm.
For more information on Craig’s Cause, visit www.craigscause.ca.