2017 National Rider Blogs

Follow our National Riders and Volunteers as they embark on this incredible 18 day journey across Canada on behalf of childhood cancer. Follow their stories and see how it impacts their lives:


 

Ride Hard…

Well, we’re going to get to know each other through my blog and I thought I should come clean right away… I love to laugh. In fact, along with my brother, Rich, and daughter, Amie, we cycle by the motto:  Ride Hard. Laugh Harder.  Some of the best belly laughs...
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Fundraising Begins

It’s time to get serious about raising the $15,000 for my ride across this great country and to help all the children and their families fighting this terrible disease we call cancer. I am almost at the $5,000 mark so I feel good about that.  An amazing individual who I...
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Silver linings

Whenever I tell people what i do (paediatric oncologist/cancer specialist), the reaction is “wow that must be so hard and so sad”. Yes, it can be. Sometimes the hardest job in the world – to tell someone “your child has cancer”. Or to say “the cancer has come back”. But...
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Let the training begin!

And what better way to start than on a trainer…in my basement…in the winter!  Ugh. So, this is a bit of a catch up on the first few months of the 2017 year as I started my training to get ready for this wild ride.  First, let me start by saying that...
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Countdown is on!

I’ve got 2 things to celebrate: First off, I just passed the $2,000 mark in my fundraising for fighting childhood cancers! Onward and upward!  Second, I just realized that just 5 months from now I’ll be heading to Vancouver for the start of my National Ride!  😮

What have I gotten myself into?

Welcome to my blog as I recount the journey, trials, tribulations and long tales of my participation in the 2017 National Kids Cancer Ride. I can’t really recall what happened first…was it my wife relaying the story she heard from a fellow cyclist (RTD…aka Rob the dentist), while getting her...
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