Letters: A few points to correct

Story on Michael Fargey had a few mistakes which he corrects

Once again thanks to the Sooke News Mirror for approaching me during my spin in front of the Sooke Liquor Store on Jan. 28 and your article on me in the Feb. 15 edition. And particular thanks to all those who donated towards my ride(s), or indeed, gave me words of encouragement towards doing so.

Just a few points of correction to this piece however :

• My dad died within 18 months of his diagnosis with Myodisplastic Syndrome (MDS).  Currently, an MDS diagnosis is without available cure.

• Travel will be 125 – 160 km/day, for each ride – varying, of course, according to the ride route in each province.  In the B.C. Challenge Ride, the total distance is 320 km.

• The PET/CAT diagnostic imaging instrument bought with last year’s B.C. ride proceeds was the secondone in the province. (Hence the reduced wait times.)

• In the Quebec ride, each of the 144 riders raised at least $2,500, over $500,000 as a group.

• Jonathan Goodman, CEO of Paladin Labs may have donated directly to the ride, but his greatest contribution came from the formation of “Team Paladin” for Quebec’s inital “Ride to Conquer Cancer” in 2009. He has devoted (and continues to devote) significant company resources to the ride, following his recovery from non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (NHL).   Paladin, as indicated, is the specialty pharmaceutical company that he is the CEO of.

• I am usually quite careful to point out that I surf my kayak.

• I really only spent the first 18 months of my life in Hinton as a “resident.” My dad was an RCMP and we moved from there to four other points within Alberta by the time I entered high school in Stettler, Alberta. (Where I met Neil Gertsma.)

Again, sincere thanks to the Sooke News Mirror for your coverage.

Team Paladin Coast  (http://www.conquercancer.ca/goto/PaladinCoast) will host a fundraising function in the Sooke area, likely towards the end of April.

Michael Fargey

Sooke

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