Abbotsford man to ride for kids’ cancer research

Bob Ahuja to participate for the third year in the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride

Bob Ahuja is shown at the completion of his 7

A fundraiser takes place Aug. 15 in Chilliwack for an Abbotsford man’s participation in the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride (SNKCR).

Bob Ahuja is participating in the bike ride from Winnipeg to Toronto, starting on Sept. 4, with a goal of raising $5,000.

Ahuja first participated in SNKCR in 2012, riding 7,000 kilometres from Vancouver to Halifax and raising $25,000 in memory of his 14-year-old cousin, who died of cancer in 2010.

“As I approached the Atlantic Ocean on Sept, 21, 2012, I realized that the feeling of helping kids was so great that I wanted to continue being involved with SNKCR,” Ahuja said.

In 2013, he rode as a relay rider from Vancouver to Winnipeg and, this year, he is carrying on to Toronto.

Ahuja said one of his goals this year, besides raising funds for cancer research, is to encourage someone else in the community to commit as a rider or volunteer for SNKCR.

The fundraiser on Friday, Aug. 15 takes place at Duke’s Country Pub (41582 Yale Rd.). Tickets for the roast beef buffet are $20, with proceeds going to the cause.

For more information or to donate to Ahuja’s campaign, visit searsnationalskidscancerride.com/donate/