Media Advisory: Interview and Photo Opportunity - Hon. Geoff Regan, Speaker of the House of Commons joining last leg of national childhood cancer charity bike ride in Halifax

HALIFAX, Sept. 23, 2016 /CNW/ -


Completion of Sears National Kids Cancer Ride, an 18 day cross-Canada cycling fundraising event in support of children's cancer research


Twenty four cyclists are completing the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride in Halifax on Saturday September 24 2016. Among the group of national riders is Hon. Chris Collins, MLA for Moncton Centre and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick.

In addition, Hon. Geoff Regan, P.C., MP for Halifax West and Speaker of the House of Commons, will be joining the riders from Lower Sackville to Peggy's Cove.

Hon. Kevin Murphy, MLA for Eastern Shore and Speaker of the House of Assembly, Nova Scotia will also attend at IWK Health Centre






Lower Sackville Sports Complex

409 Glendale Dr, Lower Sackville, NS B4C 2T6

 6:45 AM

7:30 AM

Peggy's Cove – Lighthouse parking lot

9:30 AM

10:00 AM

Sears Halifax Shopping Centre

7001 Mumford Rd, Halifax, NS B3L 2H8

11:30 AM

12:30 PM

IWK Health Centre Goldbloom Pavilion

5980 University Avenue, Halifax, NS B3K 6R8



Point Pleasant Park

1:30 PM

2:30 PM


The Sears National Kids Cancer Ride is one of the biggest and most ambitious charity cycling events on behalf of childhood cancer in the world. Now in its 9th year the 2016 event is an emotional and inspiring adventure beginning in Vancouver on September 7 and finishing in Halifax 18 days later on September 24, 2016. Riding in relay style, national riders will each cycle approximately 150 km and 220kms per day. The riders will visit many of Canada's 17 pediatric oncology centres and hospitals where the cancer community will share inspiring stories of strength and hope with cyclists. Since the first National Ride in 2008, the event has raised over $11 million dollars in support of childhood cancer research in Canada.

The vision of Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation is a world beyond kids cancer. As Canada's only national charity devoted to fighting childhood cancer, the Foundation has raised and distributed over $40 million since 2003, with 100% of receipted donations going toward improving the survival rate and quality of life of children impacted by cancer, and their families. Funds are raised by organizing memorable events that encourage active and healthy lifestyles, from cycling rides to team-building activities.

SOURCE Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation

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For further information: Mike Smith, Event Manager, 416 797-5285; Ron Mitchell, Communications, 416 721-6341; Jeff Rushton, Founder and Chair,, 416 723-1152


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