Kathy Leslie with her daughter Kristina

Craft sale for cancer

Kathy Leslie raising funds to participate in the Ride to Conquer Cancer, a 200 km bike ride from Vancouver to Seattle

This weekend, locals have a chance to shop for a good cause. There’s a craft and bake sale this Saturday, May 9 to raise funds for the Ride to Conquer Cancer.

The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a two-day cycling event spanning 200 kilometres between Vancouver and Seattle. Kathy Leslie, a Chilliwack resident who works at Seabird Island, has signed up for the strenuous ride.

“It’s personal for me because I have a lot of friends who have either suffered or passed away to cancer, and family members,” shares Leslie. “Also, it’s a challenge for me to do the ride.”

She says it has not really been a bucket list item, but is certainly a goal she is looking forward to meeting. She has been training hard with her daughter Kristina and is up to about 60 kilometres.

“Ill accomplish the 100 kilometres here in the next month or so,” she estimates. “I have a really good support team. My coworkers have been fantastic and my daughter has been with me eery step of the way, riding with me every week.”

This year marks the 7th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer. Last year, more than 2,100 riders participated and helped raise $91. million for BC Cancer Foundation. This will be Leslie’s first time in the Ride to Conquer Cancer, taking place August 29-30.

As part of her fundraising efforts, Leslie has organized a craft and bake sale for this Saturday, May 9 from 10-3 p.m. at the Seabird Island gym.

There are crafters, artisans, distributors of products such as Epicure and Scensty and more.

She still has space for more vendors. If interested, contact Kathy Leslie at k_leslie@telus.net

If you want to donate to Leslie’s fundraising efforts directly, go to http://www.conquercancer.ca/goto/kathy2015