Karen Holmes

Karen Holmes
Riding for Cathy MIlls
I'm thrilled to have surpassed my initial goal of $500, and have increased the amount to $750. Thanks for all the support! All donations are welcome.
I've Ridden 0.0 km ? My goal is 400 km
My Rankings
  • National: 39th
  • Province: 87th in AB
I've raised $620 My goal is $750 Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Cathy MIlls

I didn't start out with a person in mind. Rather, I have been remembering all those, over the years, who I have known living with cancer. My first cancer patient was a 14 year old girl I visited when I was also 14. This year I have been walking with my friend as she grieves for her daughter. Their story is woven together with many stories. Cathy Mills is my cousin, who fought cancer for 4 years and died this month. She was a formidable spirit, vivid and funny and wry. When I was little I thought of her as my very own "Chatty Cathy" like my favorite doll. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

My Story

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.

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.

Please support me by making a donation to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve.

Your support will change little lives.

Thank you.

Karen

My Challenge

  • 7.9 km ride - Evening! - May 23, 2019

    From Home to Again home

    Logged this ride 2 days ago
  • 7.5 km ride - Quick ride! - May 19, 2019

    From Dinner! to Home

    Logged this ride 4 days ago
  • 7.5 km ride - Quick! - May 19, 2019

    From Home to Dinner!

    Logged this ride 4 days ago
  • May is Retro....
    16 May 2019

    So....back in Calgary and its pretty wet outside right now. Looking through photos I found an old pic. from a bike trip Dave and I did in the San Juan Islands back in 1987, I think it was. Huge green-rimmed glasses and a cute outfit on a loaded bike......ah, those were the days.

    May is Retro....
    Posted 9 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 13 days ago
  • 30.0 km ride - Spin class - April 15, 2019
    Logged this ride 28 days ago
  • 30.0 km ride - Spincycle - April 26, 2019
    Logged this ride 28 days ago
  • 24 Apr 2019
    Posted 31 days ago
  • Yellowknife Bootcamp about to be completed!
    24 Apr 2019

    2 months in Yellowknife = an active gym membership, yoga studio visitor and walking on average 12,000 steps a day (with a high of 20,000)indoor Spin Class and new bike shorts.

    May brings a return to YYC, outdoor bike, yoga, the garden, and more walking....so the training is well underway and my fitness level has improved significantly. I'm looking forward to June and logging the KM's for the ride!

    Yellowknife Bootcamp about to be completed!
    Posted 31 days ago
  • Training is ongoing.....
    24 Apr 2019
    Posted 31 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 51 days ago
  • 12.0 km ride - Stationery bike - March 3, 2019
    Logged this ride 83 days ago
  • 10.5 km ride - Stationery bike - March 1, 2019
    Logged this ride 84 days ago
  • 7.0 km ride - Bicyclette stationery. - February 25, 2019
    Logged this ride 89 days ago
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