Surrey cancer research fundraisers take to the sky

Brain cancer research fundraiser at Payal Business Centre from June 10-12 raised $29,500

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SURREY — It was a 50/50 event, 50 feet in the air, for 50 hours.

A Ride2Survive and Hand On Back Community Services Society campaign fundraiser, staged at Surrey’s Payal Business Centre from June 10-12 on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society, raised $29,500 for brain cancer research.

Kerry Kunzli, Richard Gestle and Amarjit Dhadwar, via a crane ride, were lifted to a platform they called home for 50 hours to attract donors to a tent down below.

Ride2Survive is a B.C.-based non-profit organization that typically focuses on cycling events to raise funds.

It raised more than $500,000 last year, with all of that going towards cancer research.

tom.zytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

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