Team Endurance is a group of road cyclists from the Greater Toronto Area who participate in fundraising events benefiting the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation with our primary event being Tour for Kids Ontario.
The Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation (CTCACF) which operates Tour For Kids, is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the survival rates of children and adolescents with cancer. In Canada, over 10,000 children live with cancer or its long term effects, with an additional 1,700 children diagnosed with cancer each year. The Foundation through its primarily volunteer-based operating model distributes 100% of every dollar raised by individual contributors to the charities and programs supported. Event and other costs are covered through the generous support of corporate sponsors, along with registration fees for the Events.
Our participation in the CTCACF Tour for Kids event raises awareness and funds for three amazing and necessary children’s cancer camps in Ontario: Camp Trillium, Camp Quality and Camp Oochigeas. Staffed by health care professionals, volunteers and camp alumni, these camps provide tremendous emotional support coupled with various degrees of essential medical attention. The single greatest miracle these retreats provide is enabling children to escape the shadows of cancer treatment and feel the thrill of being just another kid. Children more familiar with blood tests and doctor’s appointments are suddenly introduced to a world of sunshine, fresh air and fun with kids just like them. All activities are adaptive and inclusive, so campers of all physical and mental abilities can participate.