What is the Race For Life??
It started in 1981 when an avid 12 year old BMX racer from Michigan discovered he had Leukemia. Todd Kingsbury was his name, and like many BMXers, he had dreams of someday becoming a top pro in the sport. Unfortunately, this dreaded disease would keep Todd from fulfilling his dream.
When Todd's friends and the American Bicycle Association learned of his diagnosis, it was decided that an organized effort should be made to help in Todd's RACE FOR LIFE. The first ABA "Race For Life" events were formed that year, with over 140 tracks participating and raising funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Ever since, the ABA has held a series of "Race For Life" events nationwide to help in the fight to find a cure for blood related cancers. There are awards given to top fund raisers which include t-shirts, jackets, and trips to the ABA Grand Nationals of BMX.
Of course, the best reward of all is the good feeling of helping others with Leukemia!!!
Check our schedule to see when Kelowna's "Race For Life" is scheduled. Anyone can race this race - families, friends, neighbours, just bring a bike and your donation. Funds raised will be presented to Vancouver's B.C. Children's Hospital