Light On PTSD
Our 1st Annual Event
At 7am on July 24th, 2016, a team of 7 dedicated cyclists began a 24 hour ride around Stanley Park to raise awareness and shine a light on PTSD. We invited the public to join in, connect, ask questions, and show support for those that struggle with symptoms of trauma and PTSD. We had a home base set up at Second Beach where we provided information to the public and encouraged cyclists to join our team for a lap or two.
We are pleased to report that our first annual 24hr Light On PTSD event was a huge success. It was truly heart warming to see men and women come together and support each other with such compassion. Morale was up the entire time (despite the cold, dark, and dewy night), the riders were strong, and the mission to raise awareness around PTSD was accomplished through speaking with the public, CBC News, and various other interviews throughout the day. Together the team cycled 2,570km's including 53,713m of elevation, the equivalent of climbing Everest over 6 times!
We are thankful to be the first group to hold a 24 hour event in Stanley Park. Tremendous gratitude for all our sponsors who donated items, services, nutrition, treats, and funding. We couldn't have done this without you! Thank you!