The Vikes Men’s and Women’s soccer teams are joining together with the support of fellow UVic varsity teams to raise money for the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Former teammate and captain, Mackenzie Rigg, was diagnosed with brain cancer, Astrocytoma Grade IV (glioblastoma). After 19 months of battling this disease, Mackenzie sadly passed away in March 2022.
In support of his family and carrying on his legacy, the Vikes are looking to raise money in his name for brain tumour research. The Vikes will be collectively running 270km, to represent the 27 Canadians diagnosed with brain tumours each and every day. The run will take place Sunday October 15, 2023.
Brain tumours change lives and devastates families. We are trying to do our part to help ease the burden of Canadians living with brain cancer.
Mackenzie was determined to fund more research to find a cure and through various Vikes Kick Cancer fundraising events and Tribute gifts honouring Mackenzie, over $185.872.18 has been raised, so far.
Our goal for this year’s event is $25,000.
Please help us to continue to reach this fundraising goal by donating using the form below.
All funds go towards Brain Tumour Research, new treatment options, and improving the quality of life for those affected. Thank you!
Tax receipts will be generated in accordance with CRA guidelines for donations of $20 (CAD) or greater.