Kibby Evans and Daman Milsom are embarking on a bike trek across Canada to raise awareness for the need of registered organ donors as well as raise funds for organ transplantation research.
In Canada during 2010, 2,153 organ transplants were performed but unfortunately another 4,529 Canadians remained on the waiting list for a life-saving organ transplant, and 247 patients died while waiting. They hope their trek will contribute to the increase of successful organ transplants and stimulate research for newly developed treatment strategies, technologies and therapies for those whose lives are threatened by organ failure.
Milsom played for the Westside Warriors before a four-year career at the St. Scholastica hockey team, appearing in 107 games during his career. He scored two goals and had 12 assists in that time, but says biking is new to his athletic repertoire.
This trek began at the most easterly point of Canada, Cape Spear, NFLD and will finish amongst friends and family in Victoria, BC. The start of the trek at the end of May 2012 and will follow a planned route of over 9000km. They will be carrying all their gear on their bikes and camping along the way.
By raising awareness they believe they can encourage at least 10,000 Canadians to become registered organ donors. Also, thefundraising goal is $50,000 and they're confident that with the support of the nation this goal can be easily reached!
Please join them on their trek for transplants as they pedal for the thousands of Canadians that have been, and will be affected by organ transplantation.