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Amanda Todd 'Bikes Against Bullies' Rally Brings Out About 50 Cyclists

06/09/2013 04:59 EDT | Updated 08/09/2013 05:12 EDT
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A woman views the YouTube video of Amanda Todd on an office monitor in Washington, DC on October 16, 2012. Amanda Todd, 15, was found dead by suicide in a Port Coquitlam home last Wednesday ? five weeks after posting the YouTube video outlining the abuse she endured both online and in person. The video has since gone viral and Todd?s story has made international headlines. On Monday, Canada?s Members of Parliament debated a private member?s motion to create a national bullying prevention program. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. - Dozens of people gathered in Port Coquitlam on Sunday for the first annual Bikes Against Bullies rally in honour of Amanda Todd.

Organizer Tneesa Tyerman says about 50 bikers took part in the event to raise awareness and funds for the Amanda Todd Legacy Fund, which pays for educational initiatives to stop bullying.

Tyerman says she hopes the event helps people realize that no one is ever alone, and there are resources out there to help.

She says many in the community still feel the sting of the 15-year-old's suicide last year.

The young girl that rally organizers refer to as "Princess Snowflake" committed suicide after she was the victim of online sexual exploitation and bullying.

Todd became the tragic face of cyberbullying for a haunting video she posted online that described her ordeal. (News1130-The Canadian Press)

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