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Virtual Glotman•Simpson Cypress Challenge raises $215K to advance pancreatic cancer research and care

August 16, 2021

From August 2 – 8, over 150 cyclists trekked a total of 16,000 kilometres of distance and 220,000 metres of elevation for the Virtual 14th Annual Glotman•Simpson Cypress Challenge and raised more than $215,000 to help change the outcome for British Columbians facing pancreatic cancer. Since 2008, the event has raised over $3.87 million.

The 14th annual event benefited the BC Cancer Foundation in support of vital research at BC Cancer into one of the deadliest cancers facing Canadians today.

“To all the dedicated participants who hit the road in support of pancreatic cancer patients, we thank you for your tremendous efforts,” says Sarah Roth, President & CEO of the BC Cancer Foundation. “Your passion, along with the generosity of our community partners, will help us advance the critical research happening right now at BC Cancer.”

Pancreatic cancer is difficult to detect at an early stage and is often resistant to treatment. This year, 800 British Columbians are estimated to be diagnosed with this deadly disease – 75% of these patients won’t survive the first year, and less than 10% will survive five years.

However, philanthropy is driving progress.

Since 2008, the Glotman•Simpson Cypress Challenge has fundraised towards finding solutions and enabling the experts at BC Cancer to better understand and treat pancreatic cancer.

“We’re proud to support this event for 14 years now, coming together to raise funds to help remedy this horrible disease, while also raising awareness on how important it is to support this cause,” says Geoffrey Glotman, Managing Principal at Glotman•Simpson Consulting Engineers.

To learn more, visit www.cypresschallenge.com