Meet Jerry Nieuwesteeg, one of the Godfathers of the Cancervive Cycle Tour. Affectionately nicknamed Nuke, Jerry has been riding with and protecting us from headwinds for many, many Tours. Here’s what Jerry said about why he’s riding in the 2017 Tour:
“I’m once again going to ride for Wellspring Calgary to raise money for an organization that is a godsend for cancer patients and their families. This year will be my 4th annual ride and it’s now become an annual event for me. The riding of a bicycle is easy compared to what cancer families have to deal with. I look forward to the challenge of a 6 day ride regardless of the weather.
Why am I doing this? To support people living with cancer who are helped by Wellspring Calgary! Did you know 43 people a day are diagnosed with cancer in Alberta? In Calgary alone, 5 people a day may be seeking a place like Wellspring to support them during their cancer experience. While medical treatment is stellar, there are so many after-effects of cancer and its treatment that cause changes to ones body, mind and spirit health. Wellspring Calgary is the only centre of its kind in western Canada that addresses the non-medical needs and changes that a cancer diagnosis can bring. Over 500 people accessed Wellspring Calgary’s services for the first time last year! And just $150 will provide free resources, support and programs for one member for one month!
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!
You ROCK, you truly do!!!
Go Nuke! We’re so lucky to have you as part of the family, practical jokes included.
Help Jerry reach his incredible $10,000 fundraising goal by donating here.