92-year-old blind man to embark on last Ride to Conquer Cancer
Bill Wall, a 92-year-old legally blind man, will take part in his 10th and final Ride to Conquer Cancer later this month.
During the last nine years, Wall and his team of 37 cyclists — called The Power of Bill — have raised more than $60,000 for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation which puts on the ride.
“I’m blind so we ride tandem and thew first ride we did a full 200 kilometers,” Wall said.
Wall has been through many challenges through his life, one being the loss of his eyesight, and yet he still rode tandem over the years for the charity.
In 2008, he had planned to run the Boston Marathon with a friend, but he suddenly needed open-heart surgery which put an end to those plans.
After his recovery, another friend suggested the Ride to Conquer Cancer.
According to the rules for this year’s ride — which takes place on Aug. 29 — participants can choose their own routes and ride anywhere from two kilometers to 200 kilometers.
“Charities need help. Funds aren’t coming in because of COVID,” Wall said.
“I had a new aortic valve replacement last year, so at 92, it’s a good excuse for a final ride,” Wall said.