The purpose of this ride was twofold.
primary motivion for embarking on this trip was
to establish an initiative that both raises money
and heightens awareness for cancer charities.
David is cycling for cancer.
The research charity David rode for was
The James Fund for
Neuroblastoma Research at SickKids. The James Fund
was founded in the name of a young boy named James Birrell,
who ultimately succumbed to neuroblastoma at
the age of eight.
In an attempt to save James, the Birrell family started
The James Fund for Neuroblastoma Research at The Hospital for Sick Children
in order to find new treatment options which could save James from this rare and deadly form of cancer. Since his death in 2001, The James Fund has become Canada's leading neuroblastoma initiative and has helped The Hospital for Sick Children become a significant
figure in neuroblastoma research on a global
David constructed this trip to show anyone who is battling cancer
or may soon find themselves in a position to
cope with the disease, that not only is it possible to survive,
but after survival you can do anything you set your mind to. You only fail, if you fail to try.
You are able to follow the progress of David's trip on this site.