Noah Epp’s cancer ride ends in Vancouver on Monday

15-year-old Noah Epp and his father Brent are cycling 1,050 km from Calgary to Vancouver to raise money and awareness for cancer.

Noah Epp and his father are riding to benefit BC Children's Hospital Foundation.

From the Heartland to our home land, Calgary teen Noah Epp and his father will soon complete a 1,050-kilometre bike ride and arrive at BC Children’s Hospital.

Epp, 15, and his father Brent left Calgary on their cycles on August 6, and they will finish in Vancouver, at Children’s Hospital, on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012.

The father-son duo are oping to raise a total of $250,000 for four organizations, including Children’s Hospital, and raise awareness of pediatric cancer.

It’s an ambitious effort – both physically and financially – but it’s not the first time the younger Epp has undergone such a journey. Six years ago, when he was 9 years old, Noah biked 300 km from Calgary to Edmonton, wearing a yellow shirt across the finish line, in the memory of cancer victim and family friend, Lloyd Draper.

In 2011, more than 81,000 children were treated at Children’s Hospital, and funds raised go towards Children’s Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre, and the Children & Family Research Institute.

Also riding on the journey are Sgt. Clare Smart (Calgary Police) and Graham Fisher, Noah’s church group leader. The foursome will end at the Child & Family Research Institute at 938 West 28th Ave., in Vancouver.

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by Kolby Solinsky

*contributing editor for the Cloverdale Reporter

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