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YANA is generously upheld by the spirit and kindness of the Comox Valley. Check out what is going on and learn about amazing supportive efforts taking place within our community. We respect the privacy of our individual donors, as such this is a sampling of donations where public acknowledgement is appropriate.

Not a dry eye in the office today when Cindy and her son Matt stopped by with an overwhelmingly generous donation of $1325.00. 

This heartfelt donation was raised from a pig roast dinner thrown in honor of her late husband, Mike. We are moved by their kindness and the love they continue to share in Mike’s memory. Thank you, Cindy, for turning a moment of remembrance and love into an act of generosity that will help many families in our community.

A Home Run of Thanks to the Will Power Slo Pitch Community! 

YANA is over the moon with gratitude for the incredible support shown at the Will Power Slo-Pitch Tournament a few weeks ago! A huge shoutout to Kirk and everyone who pitched in to make this event a grand slam! Your generosity truly knocked it out of the park with a phenomenal donation of $4350.00 to YANA families! 

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for being our MVPs!

When you get a surprise visit from firefighter Alan out of Union Bay donating his on-call earnings to support YANA families across Comox Valley!! We have such amazing people in the Valley, it’s no wonder that 97% of all our funding comes locally from our community!

A big shout out to local band, The Edibles!! Thanks for hosting a rockin’ charity gig with the Hardcover band and raising $336 in support of YANA at the Comox Legion!!

Thank you Comox Valley Monarch Lions Club for your donation this week in support of YANA families! We can’t help but feel so appreciative of all the kindness and generosity from our lovely community!

Congrats to Sally and everyone who came out to support yet another successful Garage Sale for YANA this past weekend!! You raised $987.80!!!

Who took home one of these fun little monkeys swinging on the tree?!

Thank you Saratoga Beach Golf Club for hosting a fantastic weekend of Golf for YANA and raising over $600!! 

Did you know that $600 can provide 12 nights of accommodation at a YANA apartment near BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver?

Every dollar raised in the community helps provide financial support and accommodation to Comox Valley families who need to travel to access medical care for a child or pregnant mother.

Thank you to our big-hearted friends at The Royal Canadian Legion #28 in Cumberland for donating $2000 to help YANA families. We are so grateful for all the support you provide to YANA, and to the entire Comox Valley community!

A great big thank you to GP Vanier’s Rotary Interact Club for donating $500 to support YANA families! We are incredibly grateful for the amazing support we receive from youth in our community! Keep up the good work!

Choose Your Challenge for the 2024 Comox Bike Co YANA Ride

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The YANA Ride brings all ages, abilities and disciplines of riders together in one massive community-wide event raising funds to support YANA families.

Registration starts June 1, 2024, and participating is as easy as 1-2-3!

REGISTER – Registration is 100% by tax-receiptable donation, so your registration donation and the pledges you collect all count towards your personal and team fundraising goals.

RIDE & RAISE – Choose your Challenge tracking distance, time, number of trails, or number of communities you’ve ridden in, OR chart your very own course. Ride on Sunday, August 18th, or any day between August 1st to 18th collecting pledges along the way.

  • Distance Challenge YANA supported 200 children and pregnant mothers last year. 
    • Gather pledges for the 200kms you ride for this challenge. 
  • Time ChallengeYANA helped families with 400 medical trips last year. 
    • Gather pledges for the 400 minutes you ride for this challenge. 
  • Trail ChallengeYANA helps children tackle the toughest terrain of their medical journey. 
    • Gather pledges as you ride 3 off-road trails for this challenge. 
  • Communities Challenge –  YANA helps families from every Comox Valley community. 
    • Gather pledges as you ride in 3 communities for this challenge.
  • OR Chart Your Own Course riding and gathering pledges as you ride between Aug 1st-18th. Consider becoming a YANA Ambassador Rider to help promote YANA’s fundraising efforts by sharing your adventures.

REUNITE at the massive PARTY IN THE PARK on Sunday, August 18 from 11AM to 4PM at Comox Marina Park. Riders, families, friends, and YANA supporters far and wide are welcome!!

This is a party you won’t want to miss! Highlights include:

  • Finish line and congratulation stations
  • Sponsor donated prizes for every fundraising rider and the official 2024 Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride t-shirt for the top 200 fundraisers. 
  • Beer garden
  • Live music and entertainment
  • Activities for kids, and kids at heart
  • 50/50 raffle, Golf Ball Drop, giveaways and draws
  • Silent Auction loaded with bike gear and accessories
  • Your favourite Marina Park food trucks and seaside snacks
  • …..and MORE!

For more details and information on this year’s ride visit: https://www.yanacomoxvalley.com/yana-event/ride/