Meet Wes Tatebe, one of our veteran Tour riders. Wes has ridden in not one, not two, but SIX Cancervive Cycle Tours. This year he’s making it a family affair riding with his wife, Kathy, and their 16-year old son, Seiren. Here’s what Wes said about why he’s riding again in 2017:
“I recently joined the Cancervive Cycle Tour challenge for the 6th time to raise funds for people living with cancer who are supported through Wellspring Calgary. I invite you to help me exceed my fundraising goal as I participate in the 6-day cycling tour, leaving from Wellspring Calgary’s Fountain Court location through the Foothills, Kananaskis, Banff National Park, Rocky Mountain House, Cochrane, and ending at Wellspring Calgary’s Carma House.
Why am I doing this? As a Board member for Wellspring Calgary, I see and hear about the tremendous impact Wellspring has on it’s members. Unfortunately the demand and nedd continues to grow. 43 people in Alberta are diagnosed each day with a cancer diagnosis and have nowhere to turn for support. Wellspring provides that support through free programs so no one has to face cancer alone.
This year I am riding in honor of my step-dad, Ken who is demonstrating quiet courage through his battle. I am also riding in honor of Kathy’s Mom, Jean who we lost in 2010 in another show of incredible grace and courage. Kathy and I will be riding along with my son Seiren who just turned 16. I am certain he will be teaching us on the tough climbs but we will be teaching him about giving back to the community to a great cause.
Every dollar makes a difference in the lives of someone living with cancer. Please support me in my efforts to have an impact on someone’s life.
Thank you in advance! I look forward to sharing stories and picture of my incredible journey with you!
Welcome back, Wes! We can’t wait to see the family peloton in action this September.