Consie Severson takes on her fourth 24-hour Ride for Research today.
“Every year that I have done this has been special for me, but this year will be more special since I lost my sister to cancer in March,” said Severson, a four-year cancer survivor herself.
“It will be a tough one, but I’ll pull through because it means so much to me that no on else has to go through what I did and what so many people do. There’ll be no stopping me.”
Severson starts the ride on a stationary bike at Ladies World at 8:30 a.m. today and ends at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. There will be a barbecue, refreshments, kids’ activities, entertainment, a raffle, and a pancake breakfast. People are welcome to join her for however long they like on the two stationary bikes that will be set up beside her.
“Some friends will be with me through the night and I’ve had lots of help so I’m well looked after and all I have to do is pedal. It’s all worth it,” she said.
People can make donations to Ride for Research, which benefits the local Canadian Cancer Society, at the event or to Severson’s personal page online at cancer.ca.