Those behind Prairie Thousand are celebrating both making it to Kenora, Ontario, and getting there with over $10,000 raised for Wounded Warriors Canada.
Sergeant Rob Nederlof and his wife, Marina, started their trip in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on August 11th, cycling into Kenora on August 19th, hoping to raise as much money as possible for PTSD support dogs. Rob says the support they received from the Legion Branches along the way, as well as numerous organizations and businesses was astounding.
"It was a great trip. Cycling through the Prairies is always a really beautiful experience," explains Rob. "Getting to Kenora was nice since there are nicer roads there. The side roads are not the best when it comes to biking."
As of August 28th, $10,663.33 has been donated to the Prairie Thousand Drive. Rob says they have an anonymous donor this year who has committed to matching every donation up to $50,000, meaning they've actually raised over $20,000.
Marina says they change the route every year for the Prairie Thousand, but they always find supporters regardless of how they plan the route.
"Because the Prairies are so incredibly vast, we're able to select a new route every year," explains Marina. "We'll just look at where we want to start and pick a route from there. We like to stay on the major highways to keep Rob as safe as possible."
Prairie Thousand is accepting donations until September 30th, with the anonymous donor matching those donations as well. If you'd like to donate, click here.
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