Ben Berland

5years
Ben Berland
Riding for My late grandma
Cancer is the largest killer of kids in Canada, 27 children are diagnosed every week. Please donate now and support my challenge to fight kids' cancer!
I've Ridden 1,033.8 km to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 392nd
  • Province: 51st in BC
  • My Team: 1st
I've raised $3,161.20 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

I'm Riding For

My late grandma

My late grandma

The lady in the photo is my late grandma. As I embark on my 53rd trip around the sun, I am reminded that my grandma, at my age, was ill beyond belief and would only live to see 54. It was devastating to lose my grandma when I was 15 and as I get to be her age now, I realize how her life was stolen at such a young age. I wish she was here most days to see how much I've done in my life and how I've made this ride an annual thing to fight cancer. What keeps me riding some days? Well, fighting this disease on behalf of kids who fight it, but also knowing that the cancer that killed my grandma, is treatable today. Thanks for your donation or forwarding this page on to others.

My Story

16 Jul 2021

This August, I am taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer!

Why? Because right now, over 1,400 children are diagnosed with cancer every year, and it's the biggest killer of children from disease in Canada.

This is the reason I ride.

I lost my grandma to cancer. She was 54 when she passed, and as I embark on my 53rd birthday, I am reminded that my grandma was so sick when she was my age. The form of cancer she had is now treatable thanks to research and the many countless dollars people have given to cancer research.

Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.

So I am raising funds through my challenge to help these kids and support SickKids Foundation to allow them to continue their work in developing treatments and finding a cure for childhood cancer.

Your support will change little lives.

Thank you.

My Challenge

  • 11.9 km ride - Tuesday morning - Wednesday, September 7, 2022
    Logged this ride 87 days ago
  • 12.0 km ride - Back to life, back to reality. - Tuesday, September 6, 2022
    Logged this ride 88 days ago
  • 1.2 km ride - Morning Ride - Tuesday, September 6, 2022
    Logged this ride 88 days ago
  • 13.0 km ride - GCC 1000KMS ARE COMPLETED!!! - Friday, August 19, 2022
    Logged this ride 106 days ago
  • 16.9 km ride - GCC Day 19- Final Morning Ride!!!!😀 - Friday, August 19, 2022
    Logged this ride 106 days ago
  • 27.3 km ride - GCC Day 18 - Afternoon Ride - Thursday, August 18, 2022
    Logged this ride 107 days ago
  • 47.0 km ride - GCC Day 17 -Afternoon Ride - August 16, 2022

    From Office to Home

    Logged this ride 107 days ago
  • 16.0 km ride - GCC Day 17 -Morning Ride - August 16, 2022

    From home to office

    Logged this ride 107 days ago
  • 16.0 km ride - GCC Day 18 - Morning Ride - Thursday, August 18, 2022
    Logged this ride 107 days ago
  • 19.0 km ride - GCC Day 16 Afternoon Ride - August 16, 2022
    Logged this ride 109 days ago

My Sponsors

  • Kick Cancer's Butt Day matched donation
    “Here's your matched donation made possible by the generosity of long-time SickKids Foundation supporters, the Garron family. THANK YOU so much for your awesome efforts to kick cancer's butt!”
    $664.97
    Received this donation 114 days ago
  • JAG SANDHU
    “GO BEN GO!!!”
    $517.50
    Received this donation 137 days ago
    Ben Berland
    Ben
    “Thank you so much Jag for your generosity to a wonderful cause! We'll never meet the kids we raise money for, but I'm glad the money gets to them!”
  • Klaus and Sharon Puhlmann
    “Ben. given your busy schedule in life, it is simply remarkable how incredibly committed you are to this important cause. Children all over are very lucky to have you on their side. We are very proud of you. Keep it up.”
    $207.25
    Received this donation 115 days ago
    Ben Berland
    Ben
    “Thanks Mom & Dad. I do my best so that hopefully in my lifetime there will be a cure for this horrible disease! Love you”
  • Tanja Puhlmann
    “You work so hard for the kids! This challenge is near and dear to your heart. We are very proud - Live Tanja & Finlay”
    $207
    Received this donation 115 days ago
    Ben Berland
    Ben
    “Thank you so much. I hope that Finlay never has to battle this disease, ever. It is always refreshing knowing I get to finish my rides and come home to you two. Love you both to Ten Mile Lake and back! ”
  • Lynn Kelly
    “Great cause, Ben.. all the best on your ride!”
    $200
    Received this donation 120 days ago
    Ben Berland
    Ben
    “Thank you so much for your donation Lynn. It all goes towards a good cause.”
  • DEXTER DAVIS
    “Best of luck Ben!”
    $155.25
    Received this donation 117 days ago
    Ben Berland
    Ben
    “Thanks Dr. D. One of these days, I will have to meet you at a big sports event.”
  • DEXTER DAVIS
    “Thank you for helping wipe out this terrible disease.”
    $155.25
    Received this donation 117 days ago
    Ben Berland
    Ben
    “Thanks Dr. D. I despise this disease. I despise it even more when I see little kids getting it. I hope in our lifetimes we see it cured.”
  • Marlene Erickson
    $124.20
    Received this donation 117 days ago
    Ben Berland
    Ben
    “Hi Marlene, Thank you for always donating to this cause. I wouldn't be where I am as a person without you. ”
  • Tina Edmunds
    “Way to go Ben!!!!”
    $124.20
    Received this donation 115 days ago
    Ben Berland
    Ben
    “Thank you very much Tina. Cancer has had a profound effect on my life through the death of grandmother and witnessing Terry Fox's run as a young child. Terry said he did it because of the kids he saw in the hospital while receiving treatment, and I do it because I hate seeing kids with this disease.”
  • Enviro-Ex Contracting Ltd
    “Good luck with your ride”
    $103.50
    Received this donation 116 days ago
    Ben Berland
    Ben
    “Thanks very much Will! I appreciate it and the kids who benefit from it definitely appreciate it!”
  • Niamh Walsh
    “What an inspiration and a beautiful way to honour your grandma!”
    $72.45
    Received this donation 218 days ago
    Ben Berland
    Ben
    “Thank you so much! Every dollar helps!”
  • Peggy und Andreas Schulz
    “Danke für deinen Einsatz Ben”
    $72.45
    Received this donation 115 days ago
    Ben Berland
    Ben
    “Vielen Dank für Ihre Spende. Ich hoffe, dass sie eines Tages ein Heilmittel für diese schreckliche Krankheit finden werden.”
  • Steven Nicklie
    $72.45
    Received this donation 114 days ago
    Ben Berland
    Ben
    “Thank you so much Steve! I appreciate the support. The kids are the benefactor”
  • Derron Johnson
    “Go, Jagr butt!”
    $51.75
    Received this donation 106 days ago
    Ben Berland
    Ben
    “Thanks very much Big D. I appreciate the donation and of course, the kids we do this for really appreciate it.”
  • Eryne Croquet
    “Go Ben!”
    $51.75
    Received this donation 115 days ago
    Ben Berland
    Ben
    “Thanks so much Eryne. Raising money for cancer, getting healthier, and reducing the carbon footprint. Who could ask for more? ”
  • Kathy Chin
    $51.75
    Received this donation 115 days ago
    Ben Berland
    Ben
    “Thank you very much Kathryn *Mr. Thompson voice* I truly believe a cure will be found in our lifetimes. And you know, when it comes to kids, I'll do anything.”
  • Zoe Meletis
    “Go Ben go! Impressive feat for an important cause.”
    $51.75
    Received this donation 115 days ago
    Ben Berland
    Ben
    “Thank you so much Zoe! Our little ballerinas have been blessed with good health, and I hope they never have to fight this disease or that one day a cure will be found.”
  • Nels Linden
    $50
    Received this donation 115 days ago
    Ben Berland
    Ben
    “Thank you very much Nels! ”
  • Darcy Clark
    $36.23
    Received this donation 120 days ago
    Ben Berland
    Ben
    “Thank you so much D'Arcy! I really appreciate the donation.”
  • james
    “merveilleux et bonne chance !!”
    $36.23
    Received this donation 148 days ago
    Ben Berland
    Ben
    “Merci beaucoup. Les enfants pour qui je roule apprécient beaucoup !”
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