Typically Canadian Group Honours Former Premier of Newfoundland and raises over $100 000 in the fight against cancer

    ST.JOHN'S, July 25 /CNW/ - The Typically Canadian Tribute Tour that has
taken four young men 85 days and 8,200 km to complete has come to an end in
St.John's. The brave advocates in Canada's fight against cancer will be
greeted at the Confederation Building on July 25th.
    The Typically Canadian Group; Alex Gray, Kyle Braatz, Andrew Hopkins and
Steve Coleman, share a zest for life and a passion for community service.
Their goal for the organization, with the help of Canadian Firefighters and
fellow Typical Canadians nation-wide, is to raise more than $720,000 for
cancer programs. The journey began in Port Renfrew, British Columbia to raise
money for local cancer care lodges and cancer research throughout the country.
Daffodil Place, a 24-suite facility that will provide accommodations for those
who must travel to St.John's for cancer treatment, will be the beneficiary of
the fundraising campaign for Newfoundland and Labrador.
    Typically Canadian Group president, Kyle Braatz, lost his Grandfather,
former premier of Newfoundland Frank Moores, to cancer almost three years ago.
"My Grand-dad's life and fight with cancer inspired me significantly and I
know I'm not alone," says Braatz. "There are thousands of Typical Canadians
who in their fight against cancer are inspiring others everyday. By telling
their stories we can inspire others to get involved in the fight."
    Team Typically Canadian faced unpredictable weather, merciless terrain
and endured extreme physical stress, but in comparison to fighting cancer the
ride was minimal. At each stop the team shared the stories of local courageous
families faced with cancer in order to inspire others to get involved. These
inspiring stories helped motivate Canadians and Firefighters, together, to
raise over $100 000 for the Canadian Cancer Society inching closer to the
$720 000 goal of the Typically Canadian Group.
    The 2009 Tribute Tour promises more inspiring stories, community
involvement and an opportunity to raise much needed funds in the fight against
    The Typically Canadian Group rode and will continue to ride with the
memories of loved ones lost, the courage and will power of survivors and the
determination of all Typical Canadians.
    Who are you riding with?

    To learn more about the Tribute Tour, submit an inspiring story, or to
make a donation please visit the Typically Canadian Group website at

For further information:

For further information: Al Braatz, Tour Coordinator at (613) 296-1417,
kbraatz@typicallycanadian.com; or Al Hoffman, Communications Coordinator at
(905) 922-1354, mediainquiries@typicallycanadian.com

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