Jack.org Everesting Challenge
When your place of work suggests that you participate in a cycling event, your ears perk up a bit. When you find out that it is for a great cause and you get to destroy your legs for a few days, you happily sign up.
The jack.org Everesting Challenge is an opportunity to raise funds for youth mental health initiatives. The story of Jack is heartbreaking, and his parent’s drive to provide resources and support to our youth is beyond measure. To date they have created a $2.5 million dollar fund that supports the Jack Summit, Jack Talks and Jack Chapters at a number of campuses across Canada. Their work is producing results and they are not reluctant to make evidence based decisions on changing their approach. Something I can admire.
I have participated in the jack.org Ride in the past but unfortunately scheduling has become an issue for the past few iterations, so I was excited to be able to make it to this event.
Basically, the Ride4Jack.org segment on Heritage Road near the Terra Cotta Inn 112 times as part of a team. As a team - that means that I won’t be doing all 112 reps. Since we are trying to field a team of 5-8 I’ll probably be responsible for 20-25 of the jaunts up the hill. Depending on how fast I go.
How You Can Help
The easiest way to help is to click on the donate button up top. I’ve been asked to raise $885, so a team of 10 will raise $1 for every meter climbed. Every dollar counts. I’ll be posting back with updates as I progress through the challenge on October 13th.
Here’s hoping for good weather!