For three years running, Think Communications has sponsored the annual Cycle of Life Tour, a two-day cycling event that has raised more than $230,000 for Victoria Hospice and hospice palliative care across Vancouver Island since 2011.
In that time, the Think Communications’ cycling team has collectively raised more than $25,000 for the event. “Our company is passionate about giving back and supporting our community and organizations like Victoria Hospice that need critical funds to operate,” says David Seale, President and Founder. David and his business partner, Tony Woods, along with staff Stuart Berry and Jonathan van Deventer make up the successful cycling team jovially known as Them Think Boyz For Hospice.
Hospice palliative care is near and dear to both David and Tony. They each lost a parent to cancer four days apart in 2013. They say they were blessed to have hospice palliative care in their final days. “The love, support, kindness and compassion towards our parents and the families changed our lives and helped us through a very difficult point in our lives, “says David. “The staff at Victoria Hospice are true angels and this is our way of giving a little something back.”
The 200-kilometre route takes cyclists along the Galloping Goose Regional Trail, West Saanich, along the Cowichan Valley’s rural coastline, on a ferry to explore the scenic country roads of Saltspring Island and back. Them Think Boyz for Hospice have been enjoying the comradery of weekly team training rides together. Says David: “Knocking out a 100km ride is tough; doing it for two days in a row with unpredictable weather definitely kicks it up a notch.” But he remains confident. “Our team is ready. We will represent our donors and company proudly!”
Donations fund almost half of Victoria Hospice’s annual operating costs and are critical for the ongoing operation of programs for patients and families and for education and research. Over the past year, Victoria Hospice has raised over $3 million dollars. This remarkable accomplishment was made possible by generous donors and community events like the Cycle of Life Tour.
Pictured are Them Think Boyz For Hospice. Thank you for your generous support, Think Communications.