Team 'Zach Attack' tackles TransRockies Challenge
Group of female cyclists raising funds for Make-A-Wish in memory of 13-year-old Zach Laird who died of brain tumor.
Photo: Margie Smith, RN at Banff Mineral Springs and Zach's aunt.
Team ‘Zach Attack’ was formed to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation® in 2010. It is in memory of Zach Laird who passed away May 2, 2010, at the age of 13 from a brain tumor called Glioblastoma. His courage and grace throughout his short journey was a gift to all that knew him. Make-A-Wish® made it possible for Zach and his family to have an unforgettable trip to Hawaii just before he died.
Banff Mineral Springs Hospital team Zach Attack includes
From August 7 -11, 2011, ‘Zach Attack’ will be racing the TransRockies Challenge, which is a seven day stage race through the continental divide from Fernie, BC to Canmore, Alberta. It is classified as one of the hardest races in the world. It will honor Zach’s determination as he battled cancer. The total raised so far by the team is close to $40,000 and by the end of the TransRockies they hope to reach their goal of $50,000!
The team has done a number of races to raise awareness and undertaken a variety of fundraising efforts, including designing cycling jerseys, which have been sold across Canada.
Check out the TransRockies Challenge at http://www.transrockies.com/