Because few people speak openly about their digestive symptoms, the magnitude of the problem is not fully appreciated. The devastating impact of diseases such as cancer and heart disease is well known to many Canadians. What fewer people may realize is that digestive diseases have at least as great an impact on our society and its individuals.
Some digestive disorders, such as colon cancer and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), can shorten life. On the whole, however, digestive disorders tend to have a greater impact on the quality of life than on its duration. Most digestive diseases strike people during their most productive and energetic years, severely disrupting employment, leisure activities, finances, personal relationships, and family life. CDHF aims to stop this.
This ride is CDHF’s only major fundraiser of the year, and is all about gastroenterologists, students and members of the public coming together to:
This event is part of the County Grand Fondo Event. The County Gran Fondo is a beautifully scenic ride through the bucolic, vineyard studded scenery of Prince Edward County, Ontario. Choose from 50 km, 100, 150 km, and new for this year the 30km slow food ride distances and enjoy unparalleled support, the camaraderie of cyclists and après-ride festivities sure to please.
Starting from Isaiah Tubbs on West Lake, you will cruise through Sandbanks Provincial Park, past vineyards that have made the county famous, visit villages including Milford, Picton and Wellington, and ride quiet roads in between. There is a fee to ride, but no fundraising minimums!
Choose your distance, your route and your location! Your fundraising dollars will support initiatives that help reduce the incidence of digestive disorders, improve quality of life, support those living with digestive disorders and the professionals who care for them and, enhance education and research. It is free to sign up and start fundraising!