A 92-year-old man has surprised many through his strong determination to overcome Cancer. For over ten years, Bill Wall has participated in the Ride to Conquer Cancer, a charity bike ride from Toronto to Niagara. Wall lost his vision in 2003, but this did not stop him from achieving his goal. Even though he lost his eyesight, Wall said he had not lost his vision, and he would keep driving because to him that race was personal.
Despite his age Wall hits the stationary bike for 40-minute stints five days every week and lifts weights to keep fit. He plans to ride more than 50 kilometres from Niagara to Fort Erie and back again with the help of his cycling partner. Since 2008, the event has raised more than $213.2 million for Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto.
The presence of COVID-19 worries wall as he feels this disease will affect contributions for the essential cause. According to him, some Canadians may forget about the fact that over 80,000 Canadians succumb to cancer every year. As a result, he’s spent months training to hit the road one last time in hopes of boosting funds for cancer research. So far, Wall has hit his $10,000 fundraising goal, but he expects to hit a higher amount.
The ambitious man said he understood it’s a tough year as most of the people weren’t working. Hence he did not mind any amount. To him, every dollar counts and every dollar can be that much closer to conquering cancer.
The Ride to Conquer Cancer will take place on Saturday, August 29. The event will be a “borderless” ride that can accommodate indoor or outdoor cyclists.