endcancer09 (endcancer09) wrote in britishcolumbia,
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Last Chance to Volunteer for The Ride to Conquer Cancer

The detailed version is much longer and behind the cut, but I will sum it up in brief. If you are interested, you can read the further details behind the cut. Important point: you don't need to cycle or have a bike to volunteer! Only participants will be biking.

On June 20th to 21st, cyclists will be participating in The Ride to Conquer Cancer which is a bike ride from Vancouver BC to Seattle WA. Full proceeds of the event will go to support BC Cancer Foundation, Canary Foundation (WA) and The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre (WA). We need volunteers in a few locations:

Saturday Morning June 20th at Guildford Mall in Surrey (Canada) from 4am to noon.
Saturday Morning June 20th at Edgewater Park in Mount Vernon (USA) setting up tents from 8am to 2pm.
Sunday Morning June 21st at Edgewater Park in in Mount Vernon (USA) taking down tents from 9am to 2pm
Sunday Morning and Afternoon at the University of Washington (USA) June 21st in Seattle
(Note: Volunteers MUST provide their own transportation to the above opportunities)

We have a shuttle from Vancouver to Seattle for those volunteers that want to put in a full day on Sunday the 21st.


On June 20th and 21st 2009, participants of The Ride to Conquer Cancer will begin in Vancouver BC and ride through to Seattle WA over two-days in a history-making journey to raise money for the BC Cancer Foundation, Canary Foundation, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer research center in Seattle.This exciting event has many volunteer opportunities for both individuals and groups; and we would love it for you to get involved and to spread the word to others! Invididual Shift Opportunities include:

Saturday Morning June 20th at Guildford Mall in Surrey (Canada) from 4am to noon.
Saturday Morning June 20th at Edgewater Park in Mount Vernon (USA) setting up tents from 8am to 2pm.
Sunday Morning June 21st at Edgewater Park in in Mount Vernon (USA) taking down tents from 9am to 2pm
Sunday Morning and Afternoon at the University of Washington (USA) June 21st in Seattle
(Note: Volunteers MUST provide their own transportation to the above opportunities)

If you are interested, however, we are now getting a volunteer shuttle for Sunday June 21st that will leave from Downtown Vancouver, drive to the campsite in Mount Vernon in the morning, to Seattle in the afternoon, and then back to Downtown Vancouver in the evening. This means that if you live in Vancouver, have a passport, and want to put a very full volunteer day in on Sunday the 21st, you are now able to do so without worrying about transportation.

How this will work (Please read carefully)
1. Very important: Everyone will need a valid passport to cross the border; no exceptions.
2. The shuttle will leave from Downtown Vancouver no later than 6:30am on Sunday, June 21st. It will stop at only one location for pick up. It won’t wait for people, so you’ll need to be on time.
3. Volunteers will cross the border in the shuttle and then head to the campsite in Mount Vernon, where they will help tear down tents (the tents weigh less than 20 lbs).
4. Volunteers will have a lunch break/rest once the tents are all down(you will have to bring your own bagged lunch, but we will provide water and snacks throughout the day).
5. Volunteers will then drive to the finish line in Seattle where they will help with the finish and closing. (Once again, water and snacks will be provided, and volunteers will be able to get food at various places in Seattle if they don’t want to bring dinner with them).
6. After tear down, the shuttle will return to Vancouver

A few important details:
- The ride to Mount Vernon from Vancouver will take about an hour, and the to Seattle from Mount Vernon will take another hour. This will be good time to sleep/read/relax/listen to music/stare out the window and daydream.
- If you sign up for this option, you MUST attend for the full day. We have very limited space, and we need to maximize that space by only allowing people to come if they take part in the whole volunteer experience of the day. No exceptions.
- If you come down with us, you must come back with us. We won’t be driving some people down to Seattle and then leaving them there for a few extra nights or anything like that; it just saves us from confusion and from accidentally leaving people behind. No exceptions.
- There are only 50 slots, because that is the amount of people that will fit on the shuttle. If you sign up, you need to be 99.999% sure that you will not be backing out at the last minute. We really need people who take this option to realize they are making a serious commitment.

If you are interested after reading the above, please email me as soon as possible to sign up. If you have a friend that you want to sign up with you, they will need to separately email me if they are planning on coming. In other words, I can’t sign people up or reserve space for your friend if you write me and say “I will be coming and my friend will be coming” even if you give me their contact info. I need to hear it from them!

Groups and Families are strongly encouraged to volunteer together!!! Bring your toddlers and kids and teach them about community service!

All of our volunteers get T-shirts, snacks, letters of recommendation and thank-you certificates. Volunteers can also take part in our volunteer appreciation party and are eligible to win some awesome prizes!

If you are interested in registering as in individual volunteer for one shift, please fill out the registration form at:

http://va09.conquercancer.ca/site/PageServer?pagename=09_volunteerregistration

If you are interested in volunteering as a large group, or if you are interested in taking the shuttle from Vancouver to Washington for the all day volunteer trip on Sunday June 21st, please contact me at mwhitney@endcancer.ca or by calling 1.888.771.BIKE.

Thanks so much for your time and consideration. I’d really appreciate it if you could pass this around to as many people as possible! If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact me!
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