Dana Coulombe

5years
Dana Coulombe
Riding for Kallie Swan
This is my 5th year of riding in the Great Cycle Challenge to support the battle against children's cancer. An effort I am proud to be a small piece of.
I've Ridden 532.3 km to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 143rd
  • Province: 74th in ON
I've raised $5,065.66 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Kallie Swan

Kallie Swan

4 year old Kallie was diagnosed with Luekemia Tuesday Aug 2/22. She is now in hospital in London undergoing chemo treatment. She has a long road ahead of her and we all wish here well as she fights and defeats this challenge. I dedicate my ride this year to Kallie Swan my great niece. She will be in my heart on every ride.

My Story

4 Aug 2022

As August comes closer and the biking increasing I am now on pace of 150 km per week and ready to take on the Challenge physically. With the physical part in place, I wanted to share my thoughts from a recent ride with you.

I debated sharing this, but think it is important that you might better understand why I continue to ride in this Great Cycle Challenge to fight children's cancers.

My total ride was about 58 km., with lots of time to think during that ride. Two specific area of the trip stay with me. As I wandered through the peaceful trails of Preservation Park, I was thinking of a friend who had recently lost her sister to Cancer after a protracted battle. It seemed they were both with me for a while as I made my way. Then, as I came to a sharp turn in the trail my way was blocked by 2 young deer, frozen in place, and staring at me. Within a few seconds we were all on our way. It was a pleasant but short break from my ride and my thoughts. My ride continued and I stopped at Riverside Park for a quick lunch break and found a bench next to the children's play center and carrousel. Both were busy with energetic joyous young children with their parents enjoying the beautiful day.

They were the faces of children that I hope never learn of cancer, but know that the Great Cycle Challenge is here to help those that do. That is why I ride every year and why I ask for your support. Please donate to support this important cause if you can. Thank you

My Challenge

  • 17.5 km ride - Final ride with Grandson Seth - August 31, 2022
    Logged this ride 95 days ago
  • 26.2 km ride - Southend tour with Seth - August 30, 2022
    Logged this ride 96 days ago
  • $5,000 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $5,000 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 96 days ago
  • 44.9 km ride - Cambridge to Paris return. - August 28, 2022
    Logged this ride 98 days ago
  • 26.2 km ride - Blyth to Goderich. Distance corrected by co rider - August 23, 2022
    Logged this ride 103 days ago
  • 9.1 km ride - A ride to the lighthouse - August 22, 2022
    Logged this ride 104 days ago
  • 20.8 km ride - Huron shore at Pt. Clark - August 20, 2022
    Logged this ride 106 days ago
  • 27.5 km ride - CCW loop of South Guelph - August 17, 2022
    Logged this ride 109 days ago
  • 10.1 km ride - Pusclinch Tract - August 16, 2022
    Logged this ride 110 days ago
  • 40.5 km ride - Guelph south loop ride. - August 15, 2022
    Logged this ride 111 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!”
    $637.45
    Received this donation 114 days ago
    Dana Coulombe
    Dana
    “Between my amazing donors and the Garron family's incredible matching funds my donations have reached a fantastic new record high. Thank you all.”
  • David Seyler-
    “Dana---thanks for continuing to 'ride for kids' year after year to assist in finding cure for kids cancer.”
    $414
    Received this donation 152 days ago
    Dana Coulombe
    Dana
    “David. Thank you for you strong and appreciated ongoing support. ”
  • Tim Conley
    $258.75
    Received this donation 115 days ago
    Dana Coulombe
    Dana
    “Tim. Sincerely appreciate your donation and support. Thank you.”
  • Glenn & Natalie Byczynski
    “Go Dana!!!”
    $239
    Received this donation 115 days ago
    Dana Coulombe
    Dana
    “Glenn & Natalie. Thank you so much for your continued support and donation. Truly appreciate it again this year. All the best.”
  • Blair Alton
    “Keep up the great work Dana!!! Regards Blair”
    $207
    Received this donation 96 days ago
    Dana Coulombe
    Dana
    “Blair, awesome donation thank you your continued support is truly appreciated. Thank you. ”
  • Terry & Ken
    “Proud of you, Dana. You are an inspiration.”
    $207
    Received this donation 152 days ago
    Dana Coulombe
    Dana
    “Awesome contribution, Thank you so much for support again this year. 😀”
  • Dan Salak
    “Good luck!”
    $124.20
    Received this donation 146 days ago
    Dana Coulombe
    Dana
    “Dan, just saw your donation. Sincere thanks my friend. Your support again this year is truly appreciated. All the best till you snd Lindie.”
  • Frank C Headington
    “Way to go Dana!! Just a great job you’re doing!!”
    $124.20
    Received this donation 145 days ago
    Dana Coulombe
    Dana
    “Fantastic. Thank you Frank Your ongoing moral and donation support is really appreciated. All the best.”
  • MARCUS KNOESPEL
    “Congratulations on your 5th year. Enjoy the riding.”
    $124.20
    Received this donation 150 days ago
    Dana Coulombe
    Dana
    “Marcus, Just saw your donation. Thank you. Your ongoing support is appreciated. .”
  • Martin Stocker
    $124.20
    Received this donation 117 days ago
    Dana Coulombe
    Dana
    “Martin thank you. Just saw your donation. Thank you very much. I truly appreciate your continued support. ”
  • Anonymous
    “Congratulations Dana, keep up the great work.”
    $103.50
    Received this donation 151 days ago
    Dana Coulombe
    Dana
    “Many thanks for your support this year as in every year of this challenge 😉😁👍 ”
  • Anonymous
    $103.50
    Received this donation 149 days ago
    Dana Coulombe
    Dana
    “My thanks for your support and donation. ”
  • Catherine Featherston
    “Glad to see you are riding again this year! Best of luck with your challenge!”
    $103.50
    Received this donation 144 days ago
    Dana Coulombe
    Dana
    “Hi Cath, thank you so much for your donation and support again this year. Hope all is well with you. ”
  • Diane and Clive Bourke
    “Thank you for taking on this challenge again this year, brother. We know that you've got success in the bag.”
    $103.50
    Received this donation 228 days ago
    Dana Coulombe
    Dana
    “Your support and donation for this great cause is really appreciated again this year. Thank you both.”
  • Gary Burton
    “Good luck and keep up the great work in support of Sick Kids. Cheers, Marilyn and Gary”
    $103.50
    Received this donation 152 days ago
    Dana Coulombe
    Dana
    “Gary, my sincere thanks to you and Marilyn for your support again this year. Truly appreciated ”
  • Heather McKean
    $103.50
    Received this donation 115 days ago
    Dana Coulombe
    Dana
    “Heather you're amazing , thank you for your wonderful donation again this year.”
  • Laurie N Davis
    “What a wonderful cause!”
    $103.50
    Received this donation 152 days ago
    Dana Coulombe
    Dana
    “Laurie and Brett thank you for your support and donation again this year. Truly appreciated. ”
  • Loretta Whiteman
    “Good Luck with your Ride hopefully it will be a little bit cooler soon! Thanks for your amazing efforts for such a great cause!”
    $103.50
    Received this donation 120 days ago
    Dana Coulombe
    Dana
    “Hi Loretta!! Thank you for your generous donation again this year. Wonderful. 6 days, 5 rides and 139km. Done”
  • John Davies
    “Good on you Dana!”
    $100
    Received this donation 138 days ago
    Dana Coulombe
    Dana
    “John Thank you very much for your donation again this year and the ongoing support. ”
  • Bryan Swan
    “Good luck in reaching your goal this year Dana”
    $72.45
    Received this donation 156 days ago
    Dana Coulombe
    Dana
    “Thanks very much for the support and donation again this year. Really appreciate it Bryan.”
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