By SP&T Staff
MONTREAL — A regional manager for security equipment manufacturer Hikvision Canada Inc., Barry Paisley, rode his motorcycle in the June 21-23 Kinsmen Ride for a Lifetime raising $2,500 to benefit the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta (KCCFA), exceeding his fundraising goal by 250%.
This was the 17th annual Kinsmen Ride for a Lifetime. Participants spend three days on their motorcycles and ride 400-500 km per day. This year’s route took riders through Banff along Highway 1 and 1A, and south on Highway 93 through Alberta and British Columbia.
“I participate in the Ride for a Lifetime every year because I am passionate about its cause. All funds raised go to KCCFA and their Camp Kindle program. The camp gives kids and families who are fighting or have fought cancer a chance to get away from hospitals and doctors, to relax and be kids instead of patients,” said Paisley, in a prepared statement.
KCCFA supports children and families affected by childhood cancer through funding and other programs. Last year, Ride for a Lifetime participants raised $170,000 for the foundation. To date, the 2019 event raised $155,000.
“Corporate social responsibility is an important Hikvision value. Team members like Barry do a great job leading the way and garnering support from other Hikvision employees when they participate in important fundraising events, like the Ride of a Lifetime,” said Marianne Chew, Hikvision director of marketing, also in a statement.