Saturday, June 16, 2012

Ron Kurki On The 2012 Enbridge Ride To Conquer Cancer

It's a rainy Saturday in this part of the world but that didn't keep Ron Kurki, our friend and former colleague (the retired principal of C.E. Barry School in Hope B.C.) and three thousand other B.C. bicyclists from taking part in the 2012 Enbridge Ride To Conquer Cancer.

Ron's personal page on that website can be found here.

Thanks to Ron's test message and phone call as he arrived at the border, we were able to drive up to Blaine Middle School and spend a few minutes with him during the first rest stop.

Before we knew it, he was off again and on his way to Seattle (with an overnight stop at Mt. Vernon tonight) but not before promising to stop by Sehome Road sometime for a real visit. We're holding you to that, Ron.

"Who was that masked man?"

As we were driving up to Blaine, we happened to hear Vancouver radio station CKNW report that "More than 3,000 riders have raised 11.2 million dollars for cancer research..." Ron raised over $4000 of that, making it a worthwhile weekend of pedaling, even in the rain.


Anonymous said...

Brian, Kathy ... wow, this is just neat; thank you for adding the pictures and comments to your blog. You are too kind. I will come down for a visit later in the summer; count on it. Keep giving, keep caring ... Ron

Kathy and Brian said...

Our pleasure, Ron. Hope to see you before long. Congratulations!