Tatebe, Wes

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!

Wes”

 

Help Wes reach his fundraising goal by donating here.

Welcome back, Wes! We can’t wait to see the family peloton in action this September.