Welcome to the Group W fundraising page for the 10th Annual Glotman•Simpson Cypress Challenge in memory of Gary Heppell. On Sunday, August 13, 2017 I will join several other idiots as we ride up Cypress Mountain on Mobi share bikes, in support of cancer. Wait, is that right? Against cancer. Whatever. Cancer sucks, let's ride.
This is more than just a ride up a mountain; it is extra stupid because it's on a Mobi. Those bikes are great, but climbing rigs they are not. Also, something about pancreatic cancer, I guess you really need a pancreas, and people only have two, so losing one is bad.
One hundred per cent of the donations that we raise through the Cypress Challenge benefit leading-edge pancreatic cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency and Pancreas Centre BC. We tried to arrange some sort of kickback, because we thought we deserved it, but that was a no-go. Group W's sponsorship committee strikes out again.
Your support will make no difference to us; we'd do the Cypress Challenge even if it was in support of the Glotman Gets Drunk Foundation. Heck, we'd probably do it more if that was the case. Nonetheless, actual cancer researchers will get money, and who knows, that might make a marginal difference. On the whole, marginal donor dollars are probably best spent on proven sound projects targeting the bottom billion, if you're going to be all Effective Altruist about it, but whatever, we're not here to make a case against cancer research, we're here to ride Mobis up Cypress.
To learn more about this event, visit http://donate.bccancerfoundation.com/cypresschallenge
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Look, it's not about me. It's about the socks. I mean, it's about cancer.
Cancer is bad. The Cypress Challenge is good. The socks look pretty neat.
What I'm saying is, if this page gets to $200, the organizers will give me a pair of socks, and I like socks even more than I hate cancer. So I have updated my fundraising goal to $200.
If you hate cancer, and like foolish things donate today. Your money will go to cancer, and will encourage me (and by extension, Group W) to do further foolish things, which may or may not benefit cancer. Also, socks.
by Ryan Cousineau on Fri, Aug 11, 2017 @ 11:54 AM
Thanks to your generous donation(s), Group W has exceeded its fundraising goal by over 1900%! We urge you to continue to give generously, so that our incredibly low expectations are even more absurdly surpassed.
Our new stretch goal is to reach 2000% funding! That's the kind of money that could buy a small order of pipettes, or maybe 20 minutes of fully funded lab time by a researcher. Maybe.
by Ryan Cousineau on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 @ 1:09 PM