Seabird Island Band staffers, Kathy Leslie and Mike Mitchell were overjoyed with the turn out for their cookie fundraiser earlier this month.

Before Kathy even finished setting up her displays she had visitors getting their change ready to purchase one of their delicious cookies, rice krispies, lemon squares, or cupcakes.

Mike, who works within the Finance team at Seabird, was ecstatic with the support they received from the community and fellow staff members.

“Through everyone’s generous support, we raised over $350 for our Ride to Conquer Cancer and we completely sold out in 2-hours! Thank you!”

Their team, “Peddling for Our Peeps, is made up of seven members – all of which have been touched by cancer in one way or another.

After several fundraisers, their team is now $4,000 closer to their goal of $20,000.

The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a 250-km, two-day long ride from Vancouver to Seattle August 27-28.

All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Ride to Conquer Cancer for cancer research.