I have always had a special appreciation for charitable giving and supporting those who depend on charitable organizations. There are several charitable organizations that are just a part of my family now, as several diseases have affected some of my family members.
Craig Aucoin of Pictou, Nova Scotia and his training partner Lloyd McLean are embarking on an 85-day, 8,200-kilometre journey, cycling from St. John’s, NL to Victoria, BC on a unique, tandem recumbent bicycle – the only one of its kind in Canada.
Craig was always an active child and led a healthy lifestyle until he was struck with a disease that devastated his eyesight. He is now on a cross-Canada bike tour to help support the agencies that have helped him to cope with losing his eyesight: 1) CNIB, 2) YMCA and 3) Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind.