NORTH Shore residents are no stranger to going the distance for causes close to their hearts and Peter Marshall and Nicole Hall are two of the latest gearing up for outdoor recreation-related fundraisers being held this week.
Avalanche forecaster Marshall, who, in 2010 at age 31, was diagnosed with and began treatment for a rare autoimmune disease, plans to cycle, climb and ski in a fundraising expedition in support of The Arthritis Society and research into the prevention and treatment of diseases such as Wegener's granulomatosis. Starting Wednesday, Marshall, who is now in remission, and his team will cycle from Vancouver to Washington's Mount Rainier, which they'll ascend and ski down, and then hop back on their bikes to return home. Info: theaiexpedition. wordpress.com.
Hall, a nurse, is a participant in the cheeky eighth annual Underwear Affair, Saturday, July 6 in Vancouver, benefitting B.C. Cancer Foundation and raising awareness for cancers below the waist. Hall is running in memory of her mother who passed away in December 2012 following a diagnosis with pancreatic cancer. Info: uncoverthecure.org.
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