Ride for Rand is a cycling tour across Canada in memory of Randy Mercer who passed away five years ago in Victoria Hospice Care. In honour of the fifth year of his passing, his son Kane Mercer, will begin his cycling tour in Victoria with no set schedule, except to return by September. Kane would like to raise funds and awareness for Victoria Hospice; for the kind staff who helped his father and family during the difficult experience of his passing, and also for the work Victoria Hospice does on a daily basis to relieve the suffering of others. To make a donation please go to https://www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/ride-for-rand/ .
Randy was diagnosed with terminal cancer in December 2011. Kane had just moved to Japan; Randy insisted that quitting his new job and moving home was out of the question, he wanted Kane to follow his dream of living, working and cycling across parts of Japan and Korea. Kane managed a short trip home after his passing, but following his father's advice, he fulfulled his dream of working, living and cycling overseas throughout 2012-2015.
Now in honor of the fifth year since his passing, Kane would like to continue in his memory with a cycling tour across Canada.
In Kanes words: "Like life, long journeys like this can be challenging and full of unexpected difficulties, but through a positive attitude, support from friendly people and a consistent effort these hurdles can be overcome".
Kane is scheduled to leave on his epic journey early Monday, May 15th. Please join him at a public send-off on Sunday, May 14th from 1-3 pm at Gonzales Beach. We look forward to seeing you!
Follow Kane's blog www.rideforrand.blogspot.com.
In honour of his father, Kane has recorded the following: http://youtu.be/QAzKsUpE-WQ
For more information and to make a donation https://www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/ride-for-rand/
All proceeds go directly to Victoria Hospice.