Aldergrove's Susan Besner was one of the top fundraisers for the Trek.

Aldergrove's Susan Besner was one of the top fundraisers for the Trek.

Susanne Besner: Joins the Fight Against Lung Disease

Aldergrove’s Susanne Besner joined the BC Lung Association’s 29th Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath.

Aldergrove’s Susanne Besner joined 300 other cycling enthusiasts and event volunteers this past weekend, September 7-8, for the BC Lung Association’s 29th Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath.

The Trek is a two-day, 200 kilometre cycling fundraiser in support of vital lung health research, programs and clean air initiatives.

It was Susanne’s third time participating in the ride. She is a member of one of Trek 2013’s top fundraising teams, Blood, Sweat & Gears, whose fundraising total is close to $10,000.

The event raised more than $200,000 thanks to donations from friends, family and coworkers. This total builds upon the $5.8 million previously raised by ‘Trekkers’ during the event’s 29 year lifespan.

BC Lung Association event organizer Kate Jarvis says, “The event has a real family feel with less fanfare than other, bigger commercial fundraisers but with a lot of heart and soul. It’s a grassroots affair that has grown over time – and there is a true sense of community amongst participants, many of whom meet here once a year and share in the spirit of giving back.”

For more information call the BC Lung Association toll free at 1-800-665-5864 or email trek@bc.lung.ca

The mission of the BC Lung Association is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health. Founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, the Lung Association today fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis and environmental health. A non-profit, non-governmental organization, the BC Lung Association is dedicated to improving lung health and promoting clean air initiatives across the province.