Chris Lawson

Chris Lawson
Kids get cancer but so do their parents. That can have a huge impact. I am riding in memory of one such parent, Laurie Kingston and to support her sons.
I've Ridden 2,656.6 km to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 1330th
  • Province: 637th in ON
  • My Team: 2nd
I've raised $800 My goal is $1,200 Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Laurie Kingston

Laurie Kingston

None of us knows when our time will come. We need to live bravely, love fiercely, and hold on to the things that matter. We need to tell those we care for how much they mean to us, and to do those things we always wanted to do. No matter how long we have on this earth, we need to truly live. Laurie Kingston

My Story

7 Apr 2018

This campaign focuses on kids with cancer and we should also remember that kids have parents that get cancer. And that can have a huge impact on them, regardless of the outcome. This June, I am taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer in memory of one such parent, Laurie Kingston, whose two sons have lived with the illness and, since January, 2018, the loss of their mother.

I'm really into cycling, admittedly, so come June I'm always riding a lot. Like more than you'd think would be normal.

But since Laurie died I've been having a really difficult time getting around the idea of kids never getting to be grownups alongside their parents. I know it happens. It happened to me. And on the scale of human suffering there's a lot more harsh out there. But it is harsh.

So it seems apt that my on-bike suffering have some sort of purpose, namely to ease the pain of those with the disease or whose parents have the disease. Even if in a small way.

My Challenge

  • 66.2 km ride - Morning Ride - Thursday, July 19, 2018
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  • 66.4 km ride - Morning Ride - Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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  • 41.6 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, July 14, 2018
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  • 104.0 km ride - Morning Ride - Friday, July 13, 2018
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  • 68.9 km ride - Morning Ride - Thursday, July 12, 2018
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  • 137.3 km ride - Morning Ride - Tuesday, July 10, 2018
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  • 73.7 km ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, July 8, 2018
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  • 61.0 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, July 7, 2018
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  • 65.8 km ride - Morning Ride - Friday, July 6, 2018
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  • 2.9 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Thursday, July 5, 2018
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  • 102.5 km ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, July 1, 2018
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    Logged this ride 18 days ago
  • 78.6 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, June 30, 2018
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  • 66.4 km ride - Morning Ride - Friday, June 29, 2018
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  • 67.3 km ride - Morning Ride - Wednesday, June 27, 2018
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  • 85.0 km ride - Morning Ride - Tuesday, June 26, 2018
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  • 8.4 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Sunday, June 24, 2018
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  • 8.4 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Sunday, June 24, 2018
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  • 103.9 km ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, June 24, 2018
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  • 42.9 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, June 23, 2018
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  • 5.9 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Friday, June 22, 2018
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  • 69.0 km ride - Morning Ride - Thursday, June 21, 2018
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  • 56.8 km ride - Morning Ride - Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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  • 66.9 km ride - Morning Ride - Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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  • 126.1 km ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, June 17, 2018
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  • 9.5 km ride - Shopping with kiddo - Saturday, June 16, 2018
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  • 87.9 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, June 16, 2018
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  • 71.0 km ride - Morning Ride - Thursday, June 14, 2018
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  • 66.3 km ride - Lunch Ride - Wednesday, June 13, 2018
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  • I thought I should leave some for later
    11 Jun 2018

    I rode Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour this weekend. All in, it was about 440km over two days, from Ottawa to Kingston and back. Gorgeous weather, and an all-engrossing experience. Enough, almost, to make me forget the next premier of this province.

    A big bump in distance, now I need a big bump in fundraising to match. How about it, Facebook people? We're going to need all kinds of effort, conversation, support and solidarity to get through the next four years.

    I thought I should leave some for later
    Posted 38 days ago
  • 220.8 km ride - Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour Day 2 - Sunday, June 10, 2018
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  • 221.1 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, June 9, 2018
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  • 27.3 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Friday, June 8, 2018
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  • 56.7 km ride - Morning Ride - Wednesday, June 6, 2018
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  • Small but mighty GCCC Group Ride
    5 Jun 2018

    I have two new road riding buddies thanks to the Great Canadian Cycle Challenge. Jeff, Kevin and I met early this morning and toured the suburban/rural roads south of the airport, gabbed a lot, stayed warm, stayed moving and got back in time for a coffee. I love that the challenge is bringing people together.

    Small but mighty GCCC Group Ride
    Posted 44 days ago
  • 64.1 km ride - Morning Ride - Tuesday, June 5, 2018
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  • 177.5 km ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, June 3, 2018
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  • 22.9 km ride - Toodle with the fam’ - Saturday, June 2, 2018
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  • First ride in the books
    2 Jun 2018

    A brief shake-out ride to prepare me and my bike for the Ride of the Damned tomorrow. Cool, sunny morning. Armwarmers never came off. Strong wind from the north-northwest.

    First ride in the books
    Posted 47 days ago
  • 55.9 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, June 2, 2018
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  • Getting there, figuratively speaking
    19 May 2018

    I'm closing in on my fundraising goal. Almost half way, thanks to a generous, anonymous contribution yesterday. I've been riding a fair bit, trying to fit in the time to keep up with people who send notes, etc. And work. And chores. It's easier now that the days are longer.

    This is also around the time of year when my mom died (albeit 32 years ago), an event which set me on the course of the rest of my life. So I think about how cancer steals parents from kids around now.

    My heart goes out to you if your life has been touched by these diseases whether you or someone you love.

    I long for the day when the money and time we spend finding new ways to sell stuff or mine data to manipulate public opinion will be spent healing people or helping build lives. Meanwhile, there's this.

    Getting there, figuratively speaking
    Posted 61 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $500 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 62 days ago
  • A metaphor
    7 Apr 2018

    Really rough weather. Cold. Strong winds. But I did spot some crocuses trying to push through in the garden. They looked a little worse for wear. I hope they make it.

    A metaphor
    Posted 103 days ago
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