On behalf of Xavier Pelletier’s family:
“We are heartbroken to share the news that yesterday morning we lost our much loved family member Xavier Pelletier in a tragic accident during the Ride to Conquer Cancer.
At 16 years of age, Xavier was a talented young athlete who died riding in support of his uncle who is a cancer survivor. A gentle soul, he was passionate about cycling and cared deeply for his family, friends and community.
On behalf of our family, we would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to the many who attended the scene including: first responders, Arlington (WA) police and fire services, volunteers, and fellow riders, who compassionately came to Xavier’s aid. Their immediate support and tireless efforts give us comfort in the knowledge that nothing more could have been done to save his young life.
We respectfully request privacy as we grieve the loss of a son, brother, nephew, grandson and friend who touched all of our hearts deeply.” In lieu of flowers, please send any gifts in support of the Ride to Conquer Cancer through the BC Cancer Foundation.
- Nigel Halsted, on behalf of Xavier Pelletier’s family
MAKE AN IMPACT
Right now, 2 in 5 people will hear the words: “You have cancer” in their lifetime. Since 2009, The Ride to Conquer Cancer raised over $38.4 million!
The money you raise for The Ride to Conquer Cancer will benefit BC Cancer Foundation and support leading clinicians, scientists, and researchers whose search for new discoveries and improved patient outcomes will have a real impact in our communities throughout the province, across Canada, and around the world. In other words, your participation will accelerate the conquest of cancer.
PROFILES OF COURAGE
You don't have to be rich to participate in The Ride to Conquer Cancer. And you don't have to be an athlete, either. Whether you're 25 or 75, a fitness freak or a couch potato, a banker or a barista, you can absolutely do this. With our support, you will not only raise an incredible amount of money for cancer research, but also be completely ready to cycle the most meaningful ride of your life.