Henrietta Olthoff Mulder

Henrietta Olthoff Mulder
Riding in memory of Arlene Mulder Papaioannou
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 467.8 km to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 18th
  • Province: 10th in ON
  • My Team: 1st
I've raised $6,459.20 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Arlene Mulder Papaioannou

Arlene Mulder Papaioannou

This years ride is in memory of my daughter Arlene, who lost her fight in a battle against stage IV colon cancer in October 2018💔! While she was no longer a child, she was MY child and so I ride to support kids who are fighting this horrible disease of cancer, but in Arlene’s memory. Please help me to reach my goal of $5000 this year. I’m almost there....will YOU be the one that pushes my numbers over the top? You sponsor and I will do the biking!

My Story

5 Jun 2019

This June, 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.

Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.

This years ride is in memory of my daughter Arlene, who lost her fight

in a battle against stage IV colon cancer in October 2018💔! While she was no longer a child, she was MY child and so I ride to support kids who are fighting this horrible disease of cancer, but in Arlene’s memory. I have reached my goal of $5000 this year, but there are still kids who have not gotten to go home, so I will continue to bike, while I am hopeful that you will continue to sponsor. YOU SPONSOR AND I WILL DO THE BIKING! Please support me by making a donation to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve.

Your support will change little lives.

Thank you.

My Challenge

  • 1.9 km ride - last berry picking ride...lol - Tuesday, July 23, 2019
    Logged this ride 30 days ago
  • 2.1 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Sunday, July 21, 2019
    Map
    Logged this ride 32 days ago
  • 2.0 km ride - Lunch Ride - Sunday, July 21, 2019
    Map
    Logged this ride 32 days ago
  • 1.9 km ride - Did not bike for 53 minutes but picked 6 more bags of berries - Saturday, July 20, 2019
    Logged this ride 33 days ago
  • 1.2 km ride - Evening Ride - Thursday, July 18, 2019
    Map
    Logged this ride 35 days ago
  • July 16, 2019 - Day 16 after the GCC2019
    17 Jul 2019

    So the GCC2019 is over but we can still log kilometers until July 28, 2019.....know what that means????? Yep, you can still sponsor me as well to help kids fighting cancer. Tonight was just a quick after dinner ride, where we picked some black raspberries, that will make their way into a pie tomorrow! Yay!

    July 16, 2019 - Day 16 after the GCC2019
    Posted 37 days ago
  • 1.2 km ride - great reward for this little ride - Tuesday, July 16, 2019
    Logged this ride 37 days ago
  • 2.1 km ride - Evening Ride - Thursday, July 4, 2019
    Map
    Logged this ride 49 days ago
  • July 1, 2019
    2 Jul 2019

    Today I did not bike, but I was in Southside Park, Woodstock, Ontario, with Jerry and Sarah Achione from @Your Oxford. The park was a hub of activity for the Canada Day Celebrations, so we found a quiet spot and did a live video of Jerry making the draw for the prizes I offered for those who sponsored me this year. I have tried to figure out how to put that video here on this page, but I guess I don't have enough tech savvy to make that happen, so I will direct you to my Facebook page where I have shared the video. The draws have been made and if you have not heard from me yet, I will be in touch either tonight or in the next couple of days. Thank you so much to everyone who has sponsored me this year! HAPPY CANADA DAY TO EVERYONE!

    July 1, 2019
    Posted 52 days ago
  • 12.6 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Sunday, June 30, 2019
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    Logged this ride 53 days ago
  • 16.1 km ride - Evening Ride - Saturday, June 29, 2019
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    Logged this ride 54 days ago
  • June 29, 2019 - Day 29
    29 Jun 2019

    Great Cycle Challenge 2019 is almost finished, although we can log kilometers and accept donations for the month of July as well! It's been such a fun time for me this year, with some very special highlights of being able to bike with Zach, the unicycle man, as well as another GCC rider. The GCC Friends Group has been such a positive experience this year, and I look forward to riding again next year!

    June 29, 2019 - Day 29
    Posted 54 days ago
  • June 28, 2019 - Day 28
    29 Jun 2019

    After work today I did a short ride to test out the new bicycle seat and get it tweaked to a comfortable position. After dinner i did a 26.5 km with Ingrid, one of our team members. We biked to Putnam and then took the long way back. Checked out the beautiful bench placed in honour of a friend’s son! It was a beautiful memorial to her son Kieran. We biked back by way of the Cami loop and added another 26.5 kilometers to our ride. Almost at the target i have in my head so should be able to wrap it all up in yhe month of June!

    June 28, 2019 - Day 28
    Posted 55 days ago
  • 26.5 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Friday, June 28, 2019
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    Logged this ride 55 days ago
  • 1.6 km ride - Rode 1.59 km on 06/28/19 - Friday, June 28, 2019
    Logged this ride 55 days ago
  • June 26, 2019 - Day 26
    27 Jun 2019

    Today was such an awesome day! Took a little lunch time ride first, and then last night I got to ride with the unicycle man, Zach Wells one more time. We biked one side of the Fanshawe Conservation Trail, which proved to be quite challenging, to say the least. Who knew there would be so many mosquitoes......and rocks, and tree roots. This trail was definitely not for the faint of heart, but we conquered the trail and had great ride (well we had to walk some of it because it wasn't all that conducive to unicycles...lol). It ended up being later than we anticipated as speed on this trail was definitely not an option, but we saw a beautiful sunset, fireflies, and deer on our journey back to where the car was parked. Thank you so much for a wonderful ride through the conservation area Zach. We will definitely try to do another ride together next year. For now, with my broken bike saddle, biking is becoming a bit more difficult, but hoping to get a new one before the GCC 2019 is finished, so I can get a few more kilometers in, and hopefully a few more sponsors on board as well!

    June 26, 2019 - Day 26
    Posted 56 days ago
  • 20.3 km ride - Evening Ride - Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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    Logged this ride 57 days ago
  • 8.8 km ride - Lunch Ride - Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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    Logged this ride 57 days ago
  • June 25, 2019 - Day 25
    25 Jun 2019

    It's been a couple of days since I posted anything, but the Challenge is NOT over yet!!! Not sure if I will get the chance to be out there tonight to bike, but I will try, and then tomorrow evening I am hoping to be able to do another ride with the UNICYCLE MAN, Zach. I am pleased to say I have reached above and beyond my cycling and fundraising goals, but will continue to accept donations till the end of the month. Great Cycle Challenge has also informed the riders, that they will continue to accept donations and logged kilometers into July as well. If you want to sponsor me, donations are still welcome as we all try to do our part to help the kids fighting cancer!

    June 25, 2019 - Day 25
    Posted 58 days ago
  • June 23, 2019 - Day 23
    24 Jun 2019

    You know what they say about good intentions, right? Well this afternoon was such a beautiful afternoon to sit outside, so I did just that, with the good intentions of biking a few kilometers after dinner! But sometimes plans can change. Cancer patients know this all too well! You make plans of doing this or that, and in an instant all your plans can change. And so, my plans changed as well, and I did not get out for a ride today😢🚴🏻‍♀️ But hopefully tomorrow morning will be dry and I can get out for a ride to log a few more kilometers and perhaps get a few more sponsors! Not stopping until the Challenge is over....and then will still continue to bike during the summer! And, it is my plan to ride in GCC2020 again because this is a cause that is very dear to my heart! But for this year....just keep on racking up as many kilometers as possible!

    June 23, 2019 - Day 23
    Posted 60 days ago
  • 43.6 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Saturday, June 22, 2019
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    Logged this ride 61 days ago
  • 17.2 km ride - Evening Ride - Friday, June 21, 2019
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    Logged this ride 62 days ago
  • June 20, 2019 - Day 20
    21 Jun 2019

    Today was not a day to be on a two wheeler at all......lots of rain.....so what to do on a day off. I spent my day in a four wheeler, with a friend and a couple of "virtual" passengers. We had a fun day together, and took a bunch of pictures to send to another GCC rider, who has been sidelined for a bit because she is battling her own cancer journey. After we got home, I sent the pictures to her and let her know they were taken with her in mind as she came along on a virtual tour with us today. So glad you enjoyed "the ride" Lezli! PS - the picture does not show it, but it was pouring outside when I took this.

    June 20, 2019 - Day 20
    Posted 63 days ago
  • June 19, 2019 - Day 19
    20 Jun 2019

    I was able to get out for a ride tonight after dinner......found a friend (not a GCC rider though) along the way, so we biked the Cami Loop together and then at the point where she would head home, we parted company and I did a few more kilometers, so a total of 19.6 km tonight. It was a lovely evening for a leisurely ride. I always love this view!

    June 19, 2019 - Day 19
    Posted 64 days ago
  • 19.6 km ride - June 19, 2019 after dinner leisurely ride with a friend - Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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    Logged this ride 64 days ago
  • June 18, 19 - Day 18
    19 Jun 2019

    What a gorgeous day to get out for a ride today. Was finished work early so right after lunch I set out on a fun ride and picked up a few more sponsors along the way. Keeping on biking until the end of the month to raise awareness, and funds for Sick Kids Foundation! Unfortunately I forgot to add my pictures to my Relive ride so will see if I can figure out how to add them on my facebook page.

    June 18, 19 - Day 18
    Posted 65 days ago
  • 27.0 km ride - June 18, 2019 fun ride to get some more sponsors on board! - Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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    Logged this ride 65 days ago
  • June 17, 2019 - Day 17
    18 Jun 2019

    Today was a work day for me, and then after work I had two out of town commitments, so biking today was not an option. I am hoping to get a short ride in tomorrow after work though. Got to keep getting those kilometers so I can raise more dollars for Sick Kids and the kids fighting cancer!

    June 17, 2019 - Day 17
    Posted 66 days ago
  • June 16, 2019 - Day 16
    16 Jun 2019

    Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there this day!! No biking for me unless it happens later in the day! This Fathers Day we are enjoying the company of our grandson Liam and it takes both of us to keep this munchkin out of danger and trouble.....but oh so much fun! Hopefully get in a ride somewhere in the day tomorrow!

    June 16,  2019 - Day 16
    Posted 67 days ago
  • June 15, 2019 - Day 15
    15 Jun 2019

    This weekend will not be a biking weekend for me, but a fun one nonetheless. Our little munchkin is here for an overnight visit so will enjoy Liam's company!

    But what do you do when you cannot sleep? You think about GCC and ways to raise more funds for the cause!!!!! From now til the end of June, I am offering you a chance to win this poncho (size adult medium to large....not made from pattern so guessing a bit at the size - $90.00 value)!!! Who doesn't like homemade crafts.......for every donation of $20 or more to https://greatcyclechallenge.ca/Riders/HenriettaOlthoffMulder from now til June 30th, 2019, I am offering you a chance to win the poncho posted below in the comments section. This is open only for the donations made after June 14, 2019 (match day), but all donations, regardless of when in June 2019 they were made, will be entered into the draw for one of four prizes up for winning on July 1, 2019. So hurry on to my site and make your donation count in support of kids fighting cancer!

    June 15, 2019 - Day 15
    Posted 68 days ago
  • 1.2 km ride - before I started STRAVA - June 14, 2019

    From home to corner of John and Vicoria Streets

    Logged this ride 69 days ago
  • June 14, 2019 - Day 14
    15 Jun 2019

    Tonight I went for a ride with one of my team members.....we basically just cruised through someI subdivisions that we had not done before. I forgot to start my Strava so the first part of my ride did not record. I will add it later by way of MapMyRide! The weekend doesn’t look too promising for getting some rides in both because of weather and other commitments but next week will do some more rides hopefully.

    June 14, 2019 - Day 14
    Posted 69 days ago
  • 14.8 km ride - June 14, 2019 ride through Westfield Subdivision and a bunch of other streets! - Friday, June 14, 2019
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    Logged this ride 69 days ago
  • June 13, 2019 - Day 13
    14 Jun 2019

    Today I was out mostly on four wheels so didn't get in too much biking....but I got some awesome sponsors on board. You know who you are and thank you so much! I got in a short 4.1 kilometer ride after dinner, and then it started to rain. But, in that 4.1 kilometers, I did get another sponsor. I have to tell you, he looked like Anderson Cooper, but it wasn't him...lol. He was staring up into a tree, so I figured something was wrong, but he and the lady assured me that he was just coming home for dinner and they were checking their new tree to make sure there were no gypsy moth caterpillars there....and there were not. Everyone happy....they because there were no gypsy moth caterpillars, and I because I had another sponsor. And then it started to rain, so I had to cut the ride a bit short. Oh well, tomorrow is another day!

    June 13, 2019 - Day 13
    Posted 70 days ago
  • 4.1 km ride - June 13, 2019 ride - Thursday, June 13, 2019
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    Logged this ride 70 days ago
  • June 12 - Day 12 of GCC
    12 Jun 2019

    Today I biked 18 km for Lezli who had to do her ride on a spin bike today. Was so happy to be able to connect with her and send her some virtual flowers to brighten her day! Maybe another ride tonight - who knows!

    June 12 - Day 12 of GCC
    Posted 71 days ago
  • 18.1 km ride - June 12, 2019. This ride was for Lezli Kuntze today because she had to do her ride inside on a spin - Wednesday, June 12, 2019
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    Logged this ride 71 days ago
  • 22.2 km ride - June 11, 2019 evening ride with ingrid - Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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    Logged this ride 72 days ago
  • June 11, 2019 - Day 11
    11 Jun 2019

    Today I reached my kilometer goal, while I reached my dollar goal a while ago already......but there is more to do.....there are still kids fighting for their lives because they have cancer.....so I will not stop riding, and I hope you all won't stop sponsoring. I am working on the next challenge so I will NOT increase my kilometers because for the sponsor who will donate $1 for each kilometer over 200, it will be easy to calculate what to donate.....and for those who I have challenged to match this sponsor, just check my total kilometers and subtract the initial 200 kilometers, that's what I am hoping to get yet before the end of the month!

    June 11, 2019 - Day 11
    Posted 72 days ago
  • 8.8 km ride - Quick June 11, 2019 ride after work! - Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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    Logged this ride 72 days ago
  • June 10, 2019 - Day 10 of GCC
    11 Jun 2019

    The day started as a work day which did not materialize so ran some errands and then by lunch time it was miserable and rainy😢. I waited til after dinner and then it was dry but much cooler already. Quickly I threw on some non matching pants with a long sleeved shirt and my Hero Jersey over top....nothing picture worthy...trust me...lol. But I got another 8.6 kilometres. Seven more to go and then I will have achieved my ride goal on all counts! But it’s still early in the game, so now will activate the second challenge. One dollar for every kilometer over 200....anyone care to match this sponsor to help even more kids!

    June 10, 2019 - Day 10 of GCC
    Posted 73 days ago
  • 8.7 km ride - Evening Ride - Monday, June 10, 2019
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    Logged this ride 73 days ago
  • 5.2 km ride - Evening Ride - Sunday, June 9, 2019
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    Logged this ride 74 days ago
  • 6.9 km ride - the part Strava forgot - June 9, 2019

    From DeVries home to DeVries home

    Logged this ride 74 days ago
  • 20.9 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Sunday, June 9, 2019
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    Logged this ride 74 days ago
  • June 8, 2019 - Day 8
    8 Jun 2019

    Today was a warm day with a good east wind, so my ride ended up being in town on east/west streets with no hills. That got me 17.3 kilometers, and when I got home, I realized I was short by a few kilometers to reach 75% of my cycling goal, so I hopped on my bike and went up the road and back home to add another 5.1 kilometers. Now I have reached 75% of my riding goal, and surpassed my dollar goal.....but there are still sick kids suffering with cancer, so as long as that is the case, I will keep biking and hope you will keep sponsoring. The more money raised, the more kids can be helped.

    June 8, 2019 - Day 8
    Posted 75 days ago
  • 5.1 km ride - a short 5.13 km ride to put me to 75% of my GCC2019 ride total - Saturday, June 8, 2019
    Logged this ride 75 days ago
  • 17.3 km ride - Saturday June 8, 2019 fun ride! - Saturday, June 8, 2019
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    Logged this ride 75 days ago
  • June 7, 2019 - Day 7
    8 Jun 2019

    Today was a working day so went out for a ride after dinner. It was a beautiful evening for a ride! Tomorrow looks promising as well!

    June 7, 2019 - Day 7
    Posted 76 days ago
  • 17.1 km ride - Evening Ride - Friday, June 7, 2019
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    Logged this ride 76 days ago
  • June 6, 2019 - Day 6
    6 Jun 2019

    A ride out to Thamesford Tim Horton's with Ingrid (a fellow GCC rider) this morning. Twenty nine point 7 kilometers added to my totals. 56% of my cycling completed in six days, so should be able to make 200 by the end of the month! Keep on sponsoring folks, there are still lots of kids out there needing our help!

    June 6, 2019 - Day 6
    Posted 77 days ago
  • 29.7 km ride - Thamesford Timmies and back with Ingrid - Thursday, June 6, 2019
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    Logged this ride 77 days ago
  • June 5, 2019 - Day 5
    5 Jun 2019

    Today was just a short ride close to home because the weather looked more threatening and I didn’t want to be out in the rain! But I got in another 7.something kilometres towards the 200 I am riding in the month of June!

    Posted 78 days ago
  • 7.5 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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    Logged this ride 78 days ago
  • June 4, 2019 - Day 4
    4 Jun 2019

    I am pleased to say I got in a 31 kilometer ride today. Went to the Kintore Road and back home. Going wasn't too bad, but the ride back was a bit more challenging as the tailwind had become a headwind now! But I got it done, and am about one third of the way through the kilometers I plan to ride...or maybe I will do more.....when I see lots more donations coming in, I will feel like I should also be doing more, so keep the sponsoring going until the end of June. There are still lots of kids needing our help!

    June 4, 2019 - Day 4
    Posted 79 days ago
  • 30.7 km ride - Kintore Road and back home - Tuesday, June 4, 2019
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    Logged this ride 79 days ago
  • 16.0 km ride - Evening Ride - Sunday, June 2, 2019
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    Logged this ride 81 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 81 days ago
  • 3.3 km ride - Lunch Ride - Saturday, June 1, 2019
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    Logged this ride 82 days ago
  • 24.7 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, June 1, 2019
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    Logged this ride 82 days ago
  • June 1, 2019
    1 Jun 2019

    Well folks, this is it!!!! You all have done your part to sponsor me in my Great Cycle Challenge 2019 ride! My initial goal was $3000, and that was reached early on in the fundraising efforts. I "upped" my goal to $4000 and then when that came and went, I decided to shoot for $5000. The more money we can raise, the more kids can be helped in their fight to survive, so the can live their lives. I promise not to increase my goal any further this year, but will accept any and all donations that still come my way during the month of June! .....and so tomorrow, I will begin doing my part.....I will cycle 200 or more kilometers during the month of June! You all came through for me, and now I plan to do my part! Hoping for safe biking travels, and to enjoy the scenery along the way. I will be having my STRAVA going during my rides, so will be posting pictures and a RELIVE video on my timeline on Facebook as often as possible so that you can enjoy the ride with me folks!

    June 1, 2019
    Posted 83 days ago
  • May 31, 2019 THIS IS IT FOLKS! RIDE STARTS TOMORROW!!!!!!
    31 May 2019

    Today is the last day of active fundraising (you can still donate for the whole month of June though...lol)....tomorrow the ride starts for real, and so I will start focussing on my riding of the 200 kilometers to raise $5000 for childhood cancer in the Great Cycle Challenge 2019. You can still be part of the fun by sponsoring me in my ride and help me reach my goal. I am almost there! but more importantly, we can help more and more kids to be able to live their lives, rather than having to fight to stay alive!

    May 31, 2019  THIS IS IT FOLKS!  RIDE STARTS TOMORROW!!!!!!
    Posted 83 days ago
  • May 30, 2019
    30 May 2019

    This is a shout out to all the individuals who have sponsored me so far, and those who still plan to do so in the next 32 days. Saturday marks the kick off of the Great Cycle Challenge 2019, and there will be thousands of riders across Canada biking to raise funds for, and awareness of, childhood cancer. Donations can be made directly to: https://greatcyclechallenge.ca/Riders/HenriettaOlthoffMulder!

    WON'T YOU HELP US HELP THE KIDS!

    May 30, 2019
    Posted 84 days ago
  • May 29, 2019
    29 May 2019

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    Think Patina's!

    Patina's Gifts of Art & Craft - 112 Thames St. S Ingersoll, 519-485-6466

    Expect the unusual!

    A shout out to PATINA'S GIFTS OF ART AND CRAFT today! Steve and Kathy Boyd have helped me in my Great Cycle Challenge for the last two years. Like their ad says, expect the unusual. They have so many unique gifts, making them my "go to store" if I need a special gift. Check them out and support them as they support the community in so many ways!

    May 29, 2019
    Posted 85 days ago
  • May 28, 2019
    28 May 2019

    Today I am giving a shout out to those businesses who did not want a picture posted, but still have supported me on my biking journey to raise funds to help the kids fighting cancer. Thank you to all who have sponsored me so far, and for those who still plan to do so! Just need a bit more to reach my goal, so the next four or five weeks give you the chance to do just that!

    May 28, 2019
    Posted 86 days ago
  • May 27, 2019......I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A FEW MORE BUSINESSES ON BOARD AS I HAVE RUN OUT OF MY SUPPLY OF PICTURES...LOL
    27 May 2019

    Today I want to give a shout out to Jeff Robson from Oak Country Homes Ltd. 315405 31st Line, Ingersoll, ON. Jeff sponsored me this year in the Great Cycle Challenge, not on behalf of Oak Country Homes but on a personal level, because Jeff also knows first hand what the littles go through when they suffer with cancer. I just want to acknowledge their business anyways....because my list of business sponsors is coming to an end folks.....BUT YOU STILL HAVE A FEW DAYS TO GET YOUR COMPANY HIGHLIGHTED HERE (free advertising for you...lol) as this part of my posts comes to an end on Friday. Won't you help me help the kids by sponsoring me this year?

    May 27, 2019......I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A FEW MORE BUSINESSES ON BOARD AS I HAVE RUN OUT OF MY SUPPLY OF PICTURES...LOL
    Posted 87 days ago
  • May 26, 2019
    26 May 2019

    With only a week to go before the ride starts, I am hoping to get a few more sponsors to push me over my target! In the meantime though, I want to highlight Darryl Anderson and staff at Anderson Appliances. They have been on board to support me in my ride for a couple of years now. Thanks so much Anderson Appliances. It means so much to have the support of the community I live in. The kids fighting cancer also appreciate your generosity!

    May 26, 2019
    Posted 88 days ago
  • May 24 and 25, 2019
    24 May 2019

    Today I want to give a shout out to Trish from Custom Concepts Photography. Trish allowed me to partner with her in April, when she did the Easter Bunny Shoot, as her way of helping me in my goal to raise funds for Great Cycle Challenge 2019, for kids fighting cancer! I didn't get the chance to do it earlier today, so I am going to let this post run for the rest of the day as well as tomorrow.....partly because it is late in the day, but also because the model is super cute.....no bias here at all.....lol. Thank you so much to Trish for making this happen. Small town people all help each other....that's what is so great about living here!

    May 24 and 25, 2019
    Posted 90 days ago
  • May 23, 2019 - Happy Tribute Day in Great Cycle Challenge Canada Life
    23 May 2019

    Today's kudos go out to Ingersoll Lanes (our local bowling alley). Mike and Donna Galbraith have done a fantastic job of renovating the bowling alley, and it is such a fun place to spend my Wednesday afternoons. Ingersoll Lanes has been on board to support me in my ride for the last two years, and their support is appreciated so much by the kids fighting cancer, as well as myself. Come out for an afternoon or evening of fun at our local bowling alley....you will not be disappointed!

    May 23, 2019 - Happy Tribute Day in Great Cycle Challenge Canada Life
    Posted 91 days ago
  • May 22, 2019
    22 May 2019

    Today I want to give a shout out to Kathleen Brown and her crew down at Paul Brown & Son Excavating. Kathleen and her staff and workers have been on board to support me in my ride in the Great Cycle Challenge each year I have biked.....not to mention she is a great place to stop off and have a chat when I am out for a ride on my bike. Thanks so much Kathleen, for letting me stop in your office for a rest and to catch up on what's happening in our little town.

    May 22, 2019
    Posted 92 days ago
  • May 21, 2019
    21 May 2019

    Highlighted today are Taylor and Monica from The Wine Cellar in Ingersoll. The Wine Cellar has been supportive in my ride to raise funds for Great Cycle Challenge this year. Check out their store for wine and cheese and some other great products and gift ideas. Thanks so much for your support Annelies and staff!

    May 21, 2019
    Posted 93 days ago
  • May 20, 2019
    20 May 2019

    Today the focus is on Chocolatea, 38 King St E, Ingersoll, ON Cindy has been awesome by supporting me in my Great Cycle Challenge this year.....hint, hint.....there might even be some chocolates in one of the gift baskets...lol! She has the best chocolates, which she makes right on site, and has a vast array of different teas. Check out her store and support our local businesses for some great products and services #sollgoodingersoll

    May 20, 2019
    Posted 94 days ago
  • May 18, 2019
    18 May 2019

    Since it's the weekend for gardening, it would only be fair to highlight another business who has supported me the last two years, and also has so many flowers and gardening supplies, along with lots of cool fruits and vegetables, jams, baked goods and so much more. Check out all the good stuff at Turner's Farm Market at 68 Rd, Ingersoll, ON (Governor's Road just east of County Road 31 for those who are local to the area). They can also be found at the market in Ingersoll on Saturday mornings during the spring and summer months.

    May 18, 2019
    Posted 96 days ago
  • May 17,2019
    17 May 2019

    It's the long weekend.....an awesome time to get all that gardening done so your yards will look beautiful for spring. Everything you will need to succeed in this endeavour, is available at Backyard By Design. Bill Thorpe and staff have graciously sponsored me again this year in my ride to fight against childhood cancer, and they deserve the support of our community now as well.

    May 17,2019
    Posted 97 days ago
  • May 17, 2019
    17 May 2019

    My internet was down this morning and then I worked today, so did not get a chance to feature a business that has supported me in my ride for childhood cancer. Internet is back on now, so will feature a business shortly, in another update. Hoping everyone has great plans for the long weekend. Get a few practice rides in and stay safe.....and if you are driving, please watch for bikers and let's all stay safe this long weekend!

    May 17, 2019
    Posted 97 days ago
  • May 16, 2019
    16 May 2019

    Today I want to highlight another great supporter of my ride in Great Cycle Challenge 2019. Ingersoll Dental Services have wonderfully supported me in the rides I have done in the past. I love it when the local people support the local people's initiatives......small town spirit is alive and well in Ingersoll. Ingersoll Dental Service has such great, friendly people working there, it ALMOST makes going to the dentist fun...lol . Seriously though, these people have been so supportive. Thank you Dr. Shinde and staff!

    May 16, 2019
    Posted 98 days ago
  • May 15, 2019
    15 May 2019

    The good weather is on its way, and then who doesn't want to drive around in a clean car. Kudos to Ingersoll U-Wash today for supporting me in my Great Cycle Challenge 2019 ride to raise funds for all the "littles" at Sick Kids Hospital who are fighting cancer. Thank you Tim and staff for being so supportive!

    May 15, 2019
    Posted 99 days ago
  • May 14, 2019
    14 May 2019

    A huge shout out to the owners and staff at Start.ca for sponsoring me again this year, as I bike in the Great Cycle Challenge 2019 in support of childhood cancer! I have watched this company grow from very humble beginnings, to the amazing internet provider they have become in just a few short years. Recently I had the privilege of sitting down with one of the owners, and learning more about their business and the work ethics they bring in all they do. Check them out by googling Start.ca and you will be amazed at all they provide. Thanks again Darryl, Peter and staff for being so supportive of this great cause!

    May 14, 2019
    Posted 100 days ago
  • May 13, 2019
    13 May 2019

    Kudos to Steve Butterworth and his staff (Carrie in picture) for sponsoring me again this year, as I bike in the Great Cycle Challenge 2019. Your support helps me achieve my goal and helps all the kids fighting cancer at Sick Kids Hospital. Thanks once again for your support. Awesome!

    May 13, 2019
    Posted 101 days ago
  • May 13, 2019
    13 May 2019

    Yesterday got a bit busy with company and a munchkin underfoot, so today I will highlight two businesses. Don, from Ingersoll Rent-All has supported me each year of my ride. See him for all of your equipment rental needs.....he's got lots of equipment there that you can rent for your DIY projects, as well as saws and tools and such things to purchase in his store.

    May 13, 2019
    Posted 101 days ago
  • May 11, 2019
    11 May 2019

    Today the focus is on Jessie from Independent Grocer in Ingersoll. Rob and Jessie Tremblett have sponsored me for the last two years. Their support in helping me to raise funds for Great Cycle Challenge 2019, helps all the kids at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto to, hopefully, be able to beat the horrible disease of cancer. Thanks Jessie and Rob for your continued support!

    May 11, 2019
    Posted 103 days ago
  • May 10, 2019
    10 May 2019

    Today I want to promote Kraft Korner on the main street of Ingersoll. Mala is so knowledgeable about knitting, crocheting and sewing, and she has so many colourful yarns and material, and all the gadgets you need to complete your projects. Mala has been very supportive of my ride and sponsored me in my ride for Great Cycle Challenge. Check her store and support our local yarn store!

    May 10, 2019
    Posted 104 days ago
  • May 9, 2019
    9 May 2019

    Today I am highlighting the work of Alecia from Lasting Memories. Alecia was right on board to help me with my Great Cycle Challenge 2019, and I am very thankful for what she had to offer. Alecia does amazing things with permanent casts of varying descriptions. If you can think of it, she can probably cast it for her. Thank you so much for helping me achieve my goal this year Alecia!

    May 9, 2019
    Posted 105 days ago
  • May 8, 2019
    8 May 2019

    Today I am highlighting C.F. Accounting. Christine is an awesome accountant and looks after her clients so well! Don't know where they would be without her. And to top it off, she is also an awesome employer. Thank you so much for your support of me in the Great Cycle Challenge 2019, Christine. I appreciate your support very much and all the "littles" fighting cancer, get to benefit from your generosity!

    May 8, 2019
    Posted 106 days ago
  • May 7, 2019
    7 May 2019

    Today I want to acknowledge Jonathan from Inspire Chiropractic for sponsoring me in my ride in the Great Cycle Challenge 2019. His clinic is located on King Street East in Ingersoll, and I have heard many good things about his business, so check it out at INSPIRE CHIROPRACTIC. Thank you Jonathan for sponsoring me this year!

    May 7, 2019
    Posted 107 days ago
  • May 6, 2019
    6 May 2019

    Let me introduce you to Chris Hartman and some of his staff at PharmaSave in Ingersoll. These people have been so supportive of my Great Cycle Challenge for the last couple of years and are super friendly and helpful. Come in and support them as they support others! Thank you so much Pharmasave!

    May 6, 2019
    Posted 108 days ago
  • May 5, 2019
    5 May 2019

    Today I want to promote Al's Tire in Ingersoll. Brent Gee and the staff graciously supported me in my ride in the Great Cycle Challenge 2019. These guys are great and so today they deserve the recognition. Come to Al's Tire in Ingersoll for all your tire and car maintenance.

    May 5, 2019
    Posted 109 days ago
  • May 4, 2019
    4 May 2019

    Today I created a longer version of what I like to call the Cami Loop. Added another 4 km to the ride. After riding got to stop at Heavenly Sweets for an ice cream cone. Still getting used to Strava as I haven’t used it for a while, so just want to say I ONLY had one ice cream cone....but it was really good!

    May 4, 2019
    Posted 110 days ago
  • May 4, 2019
    4 May 2019

    Today I am highlighting FLORAL OCASSIONS in Ingersoll. Amanda and Seamus and their staff were on board again this year to sponsor me in my efforts to raise funds for Sick Kids Foundation in the Great Cycle Challenge 2019. Check them out for all your flowering needs right on the main street of Ingersoll. Pictured here are two of their staff, Katelyn and Wilma.

    May 4, 2019
    Posted 110 days ago
  • May 3, 2019
    3 May 2019

    Today I want to give recognition to the owners and staff at JOKER'S CROWN for honouring me with their sponsorship this year. Check them out for a good meal (they even make "bitterballen") to celebrate one of the Dutch owners. So happy to have them on board to support my ride for Great Cycle Challenge 2019 this year.

    May 3, 2019
    Posted 112 days ago
  • May 2, 2019
    2 May 2019

    Today I want to mention Stacie and Holly from HEAVENLY SWEETS, who believed in the cause of Great Cycle Challenge, by supporting me in my ride to help raise funds for kids fighting cancer. Please show your support to them for helping me.....we will get some hot weather, I'm sure, and then you can enjoy some of their awesome ice cream products, and the many other interesting things you will find in their store, located on the main street of our little town of Ingersoll.

    May 2, 2019
    Posted 112 days ago
  • May 1, 2019
    2 May 2019

    As promised, I hope to promote some of the businesses who have sponsored me, during the month of May. Since I was out of town all day, I will start tomorrow, as it would hardly be fair to give a business only a few hours to be highlighted. I will start tomorrow to promote various businesses. Check it out tomorrow, and check back often and see who has helped me along the way to raise funds for kids fighting against cancer. And don't forget, it's not too late to DONATE if you have not already done so! Watch again tomorrow for a new update!

    Posted 113 days ago
  • April 27, 2019
    27 Apr 2019

    Sponsorship is going well....I am almost at my goal and now I want to find some other interesting things to put on my page, to keep the interest level high! Below is a picture of the area I will be biking in and around. Our little town has so much to offer and, is made up of a lot of great people and businesses who have helped me in my efforts to raise funds for the Great Cycle Challenge 2019. During the month of May, I hope to post some pictures and promote some of the people who have helped me along the way. Promoting the people who have helped me, promotes their business as well, so we can all help one another. Enjoy the pictures to be shared during the month of May.....come back often to check it out......and remember, it's not too late to donate! I still have a little ways to go, so still need the help of more good people! Thanks to all who have donated so far. The kids fighting to beat cancer appreciate all that is done to help them!

    April 27, 2019
    Posted 117 days ago
  • April 24, 2019
    24 Apr 2019

    Today is a beautiful day and I should be out riding my bike but instead I went bowing with my team. Now bowling is finished for the season, so I want to try and get out every Wednesday afternoon to ride......weather permitting of course. Today, I again had to relinquish my first place spot in fundraising in Canada, this time to Gerry Seetner. But based on his page, he has a very important reason for riding so I wish him well. No matter who you sponsor, it's ALWAYS the "littles" fighting against cancer who end up being the winners.....so, sponsor me, sponsor someone else.....it's all good because we all bike for the same cause!

    April 24, 2019
    Posted 120 days ago
  • April 21, 2019
    21 Apr 2019

    Today was a nice day to be out and about...so I got reacquainted with my bike after a long winter and it felt awesome being out there again! First ride of the season....14.1 kms so not bad for a first ride. Let the training begin! Hoping I can figure out how to post some of the rides on here but if not, check my timeline because I think I can post them there for sure.

    Posted 123 days ago
  • April 20, 2019
    20 Apr 2019

    This week I have decided that I will raise my target amount to $4000. I am getting so close and we still have a couple of months to go before the ride is over, so am hoping to raise another $642 before the end of June......can she do it you ask? With the help of so many of my friends and acquaintances and people I don't even know, I think that I will be able to achieve this goal. For now though, I want to thank all those who have already sponsored me, and those who have yet to do so, and everyone else who is following my page (I made it back up to number one for a while again) and wish you all A VERY HAPPY EASTER AS YOU CELEBRATE WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!

    April 20, 2019
    Posted 124 days ago
  • April 16, 2018
    16 Apr 2019

    So today I relinquished my first place spot to someone else but kudos to him for awesome fundraising! Many kids get helped by everyone doing their best to raise funds for kids fighting cancer! I know I have a few more people out there who have said they would sponsor me so, if you wanted to support me but have not done so yet, there is still lots of time to do so. If we all do a little, together we can accomplish a lot!

    Posted 128 days ago
  • April 11, 2019
    12 Apr 2019

    Thanks to my generous sponsors, today I reached the first goal I had set for myself. I will continue to fundraise as long as the ride lasts, although I suspect the bulk of my sponsors have checked in and sponsored already.....but surprise me folks......my goal is $3500 now so lots of room to help more kids yet!

    April 11, 2019
    Posted 133 days ago
  • April 10, 2019
    11 Apr 2019

    There isn't much news to report at this time.....fundraising is going well. Since we still have two and a half months before the ride is completed, I have "upped" my goal to $3500, of which 84% has been accomplished. Our TEAM goal has also been increased to $4000 and we have reached 90% of our goal as a team. Check back often to see the updates as they are posted.

    Posted 134 days ago
  • April 2, 2019
    2 Apr 2019

    The Great Cycle Challenge 2019 has officially launched today. So excited to be able to get out and bike for such a great cause. Going outside shortly to get my bike cleaned up after a long winter in the garage. Got my cycling earrings on and getting excited about all of this. I am almost at my goal for fundraising, although I might "up" my goal if I reach it. Then all that's left is the fun part for me....the cycling. Keep on supporting for such a worthwhile cause! Thank you to all those who have already done so! You can follow my cycling by logging in to my page as it gets updated.

    April 2, 2019
    Posted 142 days ago
  • March 25, 2019
    25 Mar 2019

    It's been a while since I updated my page. I am getting so much closer to my goal. In June I plan to bike at least 200 km in memory of my daughter Arlene, in order to raise $3000 for Sick Kids Foundation. This helps all the "littles" fighting against this horrible disease of cancer, and so, once again this year, with the help of all my sponsors, I want to do my part! Donations can be made by a couple of clicks on my site. Just click the DONATE button and fill in the required information. A receipt will be issued to you within a short period of time, directly from Great Cycle Challenge 2019. And not to worry folks, if I go over my goal, that's okay as well. Thanks to all my supporters thus far, and always appreciate any amount that you care to donate to this worthwhile cause.

    Posted 150 days ago
  • $2,500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $2,500 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 156 days ago
  • March 11, 2019
    12 Mar 2019

    All four prizes for the draw are now assembled, and awaiting new owners! Support me in my bike ride to raise funds for Sick Kids Foundation, for your chance at one of four prizes to be drawn on July 1, 2019. I plan to bike 200 kilometers in the month of June, with the hopes of raising $3,000.00 to help in the fight against childhood cancer.

    You donate, and I will ride. It's that easy!

    March 11, 2019
    Posted 164 days ago
  • March 10, 2019
    10 Mar 2019

    Just a reminder that it is the "littles" fighting against cancer - they are the reason I ride. It's in Arlene's memory, but she will not benefit from the ride....pray that your "littles" will never need to make use of Sick Kids to fight for their life, but, in the event they do, that the help is there for them when they need it.

    Posted 165 days ago
  • March 3, 2019
    3 Mar 2019

    Thankful for all the sponsors so far. It's awesome to have all of you supporting me in raising funds to help the kids fighting against cancer. If you supported me, your ticket is in the draw. Keep watching here for updates periodically.....and especially on July 1, 2019, after the ride is completed, to see the results of the draws. Have a great day everyone!

    March 3, 2019
    Posted 172 days ago
  • March 1, 2019
    1 Mar 2019

    I am humbled by the awesome support I have received so far in my upcoming ride for Sick Kids Foundation, which raises funds to help kids fighting cancer. I know I won't get to stay at number #1 in Country and the Province, but I feel honoured to get such good support from my friends, family, and even people who I do not know. Thank you so much for helping me in this endeavour!

    March 1, 2019
    Posted 174 days ago
  • March 1, 2019
    1 Mar 2019

    Want to know why I ride? For kids like Sophie!!!

    Doctors discovered a softball-sized mass in little Sophie’s chest. She had developed T-cell lymphoma. Cancer. The young girl was suddenly in the fight of her life.

    Sadly, aggressive chemotherapy failed to stop her cancer from spreading. The treatments impacted Sophie’s ability to walk, talk, use her hands and eat.

    As little Sophie fought for her life, her parents spent countless hours by her daughter’s side in the hospital.

    Sophie’s mom, Shelby, keeps constant watch by her daughter’s side. Shelbys only concern was Sophie and how she was being treated.

    Her weakened body needed a stem cell transplant.

    In this chaotic and difficult situation, the mother noticed a special nurse try so hard to go unnoticed. But Shelby was watching.

    After snapping a photo while the nurse’s back was turned, Shelby posted the picture on Facebook page that the parents hade created to document Sophie’s fight against the disease.

    “I see you,” Shelby wrote as she revealed everything she witnessed during her daughter’s care.

    Mom Shelby writes:

    “I see you. I sit on this couch all day long and, I see you. You try so hard to be unnoticed by me and my child.

    I see your face drop a little when she sees you and cries. You try so many ways to ease her fears and win her over. I see you hesitate to stick her or pull bandaids off. You say ‘No owies’ and ‘I’m sorry’ more times in one day than most people say ‘thank you’..

    ”I see all of those rubber bracelets on your arms and wrapped around your stethoscope, each one for a child that you’ve cared for and loved.

    I see you stroke her little bald head and tuck her covers around her tightly. I see you holding the crying mom that got bad news. I see you trying to chart on the computer while holding the baby whose mom can’t-or won’t be at the hospital with her.”

    “You put aside what’s happening in your life for 12 hours straight to care for very sick and something’s dying children. You go into each room with a smile no matter what’s happening in there. You see Sophie’s name on the schedule and come to check on us even when she isn’t your patient.

    ”You call the doctor, blood bank, and pharmacy as many times as necessary to get my child what she needs in a timely manner. You check on me as often as you check on her. You sit and listen to me ramble for 10 minutes even though your phone is buzzing and your to do list is a mile long.”

    “I see you. We all see you. No amount of snack baskets or cards can fully express how appreciated you are. You are Jesus to us every single day. Our children wouldn’t get what they need without you. Moms like me wouldn’t feel sane or heard without you. You save our babies and we couldn’t do this without you.”

    Shelby’s heartfelt message touched not only the nurses she wrote the post for, but also other parents who had similar experiences and also saw that the nurses are the backbone of the pediatric unit.

    These nurses jobs are unimaginably difficult as they live through the worst times of any parent’s life, over and over again, every day.

    Sadly, Sophie never got the chance to grow old and say ‘thank you’ to all the nurses who fought to keep her alive.

    Her tiny body just couldn’t handle all the treatments and the aggressive cancer.

    She again relapsed on December 22, 2017 and the family decided to withdraw treatment. Sophie was done.

    Parents Shelby and Jonathan got 13 days of cuddling, reading, singing, watching movies, and loving until Sophie passed away in their arms on January 4, 2018.

    For the full story, check out my timeline, where the whole story is posted!

    March 1, 2019
    Posted 174 days ago
  • February 28, 2019
    28 Feb 2019

    Working on the last two gift baskets now. Will post pictures when they are ready......but just a "heads up" for the guys out there.....hoping to have a basket with "guy kind of stuff".....just so you won't have to give it to your wife or girlfriend.....lol. So go ahead, continue to sponsor me to help me reach my goal!!!

    February 28, 2019
    Posted 175 days ago
  • February 23, 2015
    23 Feb 2019

    The first gift basket is complete! For sponsoring me in my ride to raise funds for SickKids Foundation, you get your name into a draw for one of FOUR draws. This one has a value of just over $80.00 and has some pretty cool stuff in it. Will post the other two baskets once they are all put together, but for now this is the first one that is complete.

    February 23, 2015
    Posted 180 days ago
  • $1,000 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $1,000 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 181 days ago
  • February 21, 2019
    21 Feb 2019

    It would appear that individuals making donations to support me in my ride to raise funds for SickKids Foundation, seem to be working as they should at this time! Sooooo.......GO AHEAD and donate away folks! The gift baskets to be offered as prizes for the draw are coming along nicely and have some really cool stuff in them. Soon I should be able to post pictures of the baskets. For your chance to win one of the three prizes offered, all that is required is to sponsor me in my quest to raise 3000$ for a very worthwhile cause! You give and I will ride....that’s all there is to it!

    Posted 182 days ago
  • February 20, 2019
    20 Feb 2019

    I have just been in contact with Great Cycle Challenge 2019, and they are working on the website presently, so if you are trying to donate and having a problem, please try again later. They told me that the official launch would be in April so they need to get the site up with some changes they are making before that time, so periodically there could be issues in trying to donate. Please be patient as they sort this all out to have it all ready for April 2019. Rest assured, all your donations will be receipted! Thank you for any and all support you can give me in my ride for Sick Kids Foundation

    Henrietta Mulder

    February 20, 2019
    Posted 183 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 184 days ago
  • February 16, 2019
    16 Feb 2019

    So I am going to try something a bit different this year. I am hoping to do fundraising earlier this year (so sponsors can already do so now on the site) so that I can focus more on riding my bike come summer. Still working on the draws for this year, but it should be fun.....I think there will be three draws this year and soon I will be able to post pictures for you.....although one will be a total surprise because it's already wrapped (over $50 value though)....lol!

    February 16, 2019
    Posted 187 days ago
  • February 11, 2019
    12 Feb 2019

    Still working out some of the details regarding sponsors, but am excited at how it’s coming together!!!! Just a little teaser....can tell you there will be more than one draw this year!

    Posted 191 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $250 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 195 days ago
  • February 8, 2019
    9 Feb 2019

    Keep watching my page for some exciting news regarding sponsors! Working on some exciting things right now. When the details are all worked out, I will post more information....for now, just know that your sponsorship will help the kids fighting cancer on a daily basis.....STAY TUNED!

    February 8, 2019
    Posted 195 days ago
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