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Father-daughter duo rides across Canada to raise funds for children’s hospitals

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WATCH ABOVE: Father-daughter duo rides across Canada to raise funds and awareness for Canadian children's hospitals. Jacqueline Wilson reports – Aug 21, 2016

It’s a trip not many father-daughter duos would take, but Bruce and Holly Johnson are riding a motorcycle across Canada to raise funds and awareness for Canadian children’s hospitals.

“It’s a lot of father-daughter bonding time. It’s been a lot of fun. I’ve loved pretty much every moment of it,” said Holly Johnson on their stop in Saskatoon on Sunday.

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But this isn’t their first fundraising journey. In 2013, the two made a trip from Wasaga Beach, Ont., where they live, to Costa Rica and raised $107,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network.

“A lot of families don’t realize what you have until you need it … We had a child that was gravely ill and after Elisa passed away it turned a light on,” Bruce explained.

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In Elisa’s memory and for many others they’ve met, Bruce and Holly are crossing the country in a month, meeting Miracle Network Children kids along the way.

“Before we left, we’d raised $25,000 so now we’re about $55,000 to $60,000,” said Bruce.

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After starting their adventure in Newfoundland, the two plan to arrive in Vancouver on Aug. 31.

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