Fundraiser supports Island hospice

NANAIMO – Cycle of Life fundraiser sees cyclist raise money for hospice care.

Riders in the annual Cycle of Life fundraiser see the impact palliative care can have on patients and their families.

Angela Lorenz Robertson, palliative care coordinator in Nanaimo, has been a health-care provider for Island Health for 26 years and is part of the palliative care team that serves the Nanaimo community.

“I work closely with other health care providers and the Nanaimo Community Hospice Society to help patients and families facing life-threatening illness, achieve the best possible quality of life for as long as possible,” Lorenz Robertson said. “It has been my privilege to work with such a wonderful and supportive organization.”

The Cycle of Life tour, a two-day, 200-kilometre ride across Saanich inlet, Cowichan Valley and Salt Spring Island, takes place Saturday and Sunday (July 23-24). The event aims to raise money and awareness for quality palliative care across Vancouver Island.

Since 2011, the tour has raised more than $230,000. This year’s tour has so far reached slightly more than 50 per cent of its fundraising goal.

To donate, please visit www.cycleoflifetour.ca.