Coastwood’s Support of YANA Charity

Please join me as I bike across Vancouver Island in Sean’s memory to support Yana – an incredible local cause close to Seanie’s heart.

I will ride 1,100 kms from June 15th to July 15th for YANA in memory of our wonderful friend and colleague.  We lost Seanie to cancer this spring and I wanted to support a charity important to her.  Really big and small donations are welcome and much appreciated.

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  • Seanie loved the YANA charity, and it is natural fit for this ride.
  • YANA is a wonderful local charity to helps families in need of extra support
  • You Are Not Alone (YANA) is a local non-profit society that provides accommodation and funding to Comox Valley families who need to travel outside the community for medical treatment for a child under 19 or for a pregnant mother.

How far is 1,100 km and why this distance?

  • It is the same as biking from Port Hardy B.C. to Victoria, B.C. and then back to Port Hardy. It is a long way.
  • Well, someone at work challenged me to ride across Saskatchewan to Winnipeg which is 1,100 km. I was unable to join this group, so I came up with my own solution.

As I trained for this experience, I thought of Seanie during my rides.  I am so pleased that Brian (her husband) has allowed me this opportunity to do this on behalf of Sean and YANA.

I will keep you in the loop as I knock down the kilometers.

Thank you in advance.

Sincerely, Mark

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