Sears National Kids Cancer Ride makes stop in Carlyle

            The Sears National Kids Cancer Ride is an ambitious event bringing together cyclists who are determined to bring awareness to childhood cancer. The event is in its ninth year and recently stopped to overnight in Carlyle on Monday, Sept 12.

            Team 2 made it to Carlyle at 4:30 p.m. and was welcomed to the community with a police and fire department escort into town, where they stopped at The Pearl Boutique, which is also the local Sears outlet.

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            Team 2 rides on average between 200 and 300 kilometres every day, while they meet up with Team 1 in large centres like Lake Louise, Winnipeg, Toronto, and finally Halifax – the end destination.

            The teams took off from Vancouver on Wednesday, Sept. 7, and they will reach Halifax on Saturday, Sept. 24.

            While arriving in Carlyle the Sears Riders were joined by members of the Knockaert family of Manor. Four years ago Dareeion Knockaert was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in his left femur, a type of cancer that affects both bone and surrounding tissue. He is now a youth cancer survivor and road alongside the National riders, accompanied by his siblings.

            Mayor Wayne Orsted welcomed all to the community alongside alderperson Jenn Sedor.

            Orsted thanked the riders for their dedication to the ride. Cookies and juice were then served at The Pearl before the riders retired for the evening to continue to press on the next day in their journey across Canada to Halifax.

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