I am participating in Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock 2019 to support the Research of Pediatric Cancer and Camp Goodtimes.
The money raised from this event helps fund leading-edge pediatric cancer research that is improving cancer treatments, preventing cancer and saving lives; provide reliable and up-to-date information on cancer, risk reduction and treatment; offer vital community-based support services for people living with cancer and their families; and advocate for healthy public policies. This ride supports Camp Goodtimes; a summer camp for kids affected by cancer. It is $2000 per child to attend Camp Goodtimes which is medically staffed and supported. This camp gives the opportunity to kids who have faced incredible hardship a chance to just be kids again.
My Junior Rider is Jules and I look forward to sharing time with him; he has a younger sister, Alice. Jules was diagnosed at 3.5 years of age with pre-B lymphocyte Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia - thankfully it has a 95% cure rate but it was a journey to get to that goal. Jules has had 23 lumbar punctures and a port underneath his skin for 3.5 years. Jules had his last chemo treatment in July of 2018. Today Jules is 7 years old; he plays in the park, enjoys reading and loves Pokemon.
For the short time that I have been training for this ride I have learnt not only about Jules but about too many other children fighting Cancer. In 2019, Cancer has not only brought the team three new Junior Riders but has also taken two of our past riders, Kaiden and Hannah. I ride to fight Cancer and hope that one day we won't have to ride anymore because Pediatric Cancer no longer exists.
Please pledge me and help me reach my fundraising goal! Every pledge takes us one step further in the fight against cancer. Online pledging is secure and it saves the Canadian Cancer Society money by reducing administrative costs.You will receive a tax receipt for any donation over $20.
Events: watch for several fund raising events that I will be faciliating along with my team riders.
Thanks for your support!