We are proud to introduce our newest annual fundraising event, Bike to the Moon! This unique event, geared towards both casual and serious cyclists, takes place from June 22-25, 2018 in your own community and on your own route! Collectively, we aim to bike the distance to the moon (384,400 km) and raise critical funds for PKD research within the Hereditary Kidney Disease Program at Toronto General Hospital.
Plan a solo ride or form a team and tell your friends and family that this June, you are biking to the moon!
The beginning: In 2016, an Ontario family impacted by PKD for generations got together with their friends to bike the Bruce Trail in an effort to raise money for PKD research. They travelled 480 km and raised over $11,000.
Today: The PKD Foundation of Canada has adopted Bike to the Moon to enable those all over Canada affected by PKD to participate in the ride and achieve even greater fundraising goals. With every new year, the ride will help the PKD Foundation of Canada move closer to its goal of finding more treatments and a cure for those living with PKD.
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is one of the most common life-threatening genetic diseases affecting thousands in Canada. You can have an impact on all those affected by this disease by organizing a ride or by creating an online fundraising page where you can join others in the fight to end PKD!
If you are unable to ride this year, there is still a lot you can do to help! Volunteer to raise funds for Bike to the Moon by setting up a virtual donation page, or help promote awareness and education in your community. Learn more about how to spread the word here.
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