In 2011 I joined Tour for Kids Ontario, a 4 day cycling event in support of camps for children with cancer. As a fairly new cyclist, I thought that was an epic adventure. I quickly came to realize what was really epic was the heroic children that we support with that ride. I was so moved by that event, the participants and volunteers, and the children that I met, that I have since ridden in 7 Tour for Kids events across the country. Thanks to the support of family and friends, I have been able to give a little support to these children.
Twenty years in the Canadian military has given me the opportunity to travel across our country on number of occasions, but never by bicycle. I am thrilled and honored to be part of a fantastic group of cyclists and volunteers in the 2017 Sears National Kids Cancer Ride, a cycling journey across the vastness of our country in support of such a fantastic cause.
Like so many people, I have been touched by this horrible disease. My father, step-father and father-in-law have all succumbed to it and my mother and brother have survived it. Cancer however doesn’t discriminate by age and childhood cancer has significant impact not just to the child but also the parents and siblings. Unfortunately, much of the fundraising geared towards cancer doesn’t help children specifically and that’s where we hope to make a difference…through a great organization that donates 100% of all donations received
Together, and with your donations and support, we will improve the quality of life for children, and their families, living with and beyond cancer.