Lucia Olynyk

Lucia Olynyk
Riding in memory of Joshua Olynyk
Cancer is the largest killer of kids in Canada. I am riding for Josh Olynyk. Please donate now and support my challenge to fight kids' cancer!
I've Ridden 1,093.6 km to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 16th
  • Province: 9th in ON
I've raised $12,580 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Joshua Olynyk

Joshua Olynyk

1985-2009 our son did not survive Ewing’s Sarcoma. Thirteen years later, there is still no cure. He is forever loved and never forgotten. I am riding in memory of Josh

My Story

28 Jun 2022

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.

Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.

Our son Josh Olynyk did not survive Ewing’s Sarcoma in 2009. He had already survived Hodgkins Lymphoma at age 16. Despite, the best efforts of all of us, he slipped into the hands of God at age 24. It was the absolute worst thing that has happened to our family.

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.

My Challenge

  • 88.0 km ride - August 28, 2022
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    Logged this ride 103 days ago
  • Mission Accomplished to accomplish a bigger mission -find a cure
    25 Aug 2022

    Well today I completed 1005 km in August to fight childhood cancer. I rode this journey in memory of my son Josh who succumbed to Ewing’s Sarcoma in 2009. I want to say that I have not done any fundraising for childhood cancer until now- I was avoiding facing having to talk about it. Grieving of a child is a difficult challenge- more so than riding 1000km. I jumped on board this year because I was going to ride the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail Adventure in August and I thought it made sense to use these kms towards this worthy cause of the Great Cycle Challenge. I raised my fundraising goal at least 4 times over because the response was fantastic. I have raised over 12,000.00 and ridden over 1000kmbut most of all I have faced my grief and gave it an outlet for a good purpose. It was extremely therapeutic. My husband, children and grandchildren are so proud of me. I ride the last ride around the block today with my 4 yr old granddaughter to hit my goal!!!

    Mission Accomplished to accomplish a bigger mission -find a cure
    Posted 105 days ago
  • 55.7 km ride - August 25, 2022
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    Logged this ride 106 days ago
  • 18.3 km ride - August 24, 2022
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    Logged this ride 106 days ago
  • Last 100
    23 Aug 2022

    Yesterday I did 30km down Grey Rd 1 to a friends’ cottage. It is also part of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail running along the west side of Georgian Bay. I only have 68 km left to complete my goal of 1000 km in August to help fight kids’ cancer. I am feeling a little wear and tear but gosh that is nothing compared to what I have witnessed chemotherapy to be like. I can do this.

    Ended with a luxurious dip in Georgian Bay!❤️

    Last 100
    Posted 108 days ago
  • 31.0 km ride - Grey Rd 1 waterfront trail - August 22, 2022
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    Logged this ride 108 days ago
  • 53.4 km ride - August 19, 2022
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    Logged this ride 112 days ago
  • 79.8 km ride - August 18, 2022
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    Logged this ride 113 days ago
  • 38.3 km ride - August 15, 2022
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    Logged this ride 116 days ago
  • 26.0 km ride - Make up km that did not get tracked.total was 104 - August 10, 2022

    From Orillia-Barrie to Wasaga Beach

    Logged this ride 117 days ago

My Sponsors

  • David & Gwen Buller
    “❤️❤️❤️”
    $517.50
    Received this donation 134 days ago
    Lucia Olynyk
    Lucia
    “David and Gwen thank you enormously for your very generous donation to a cause dear to our hearts. Gwen I know your family had to grieve the loss of your brother all those years ago- I attended Brian’s funeral and I am sure your parents have had to live with that horrible emptiness that follows. Your donation is very much appreciated ”
  • Suzanne Rutherford
    “Good luck with your fund raising and have fun riding 1000K.”
    $517.50
    Received this donation 132 days ago
    Lucia Olynyk
    Lucia
    “OMG Suzanne and Mike - thank you so much for your very generous donation to this worthy cause - I am truly humbled by your generosity and feel blessed by the generous spirit in our community. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.❤️”
  • 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!”
    $427.68
    Received this donation 120 days ago
    Lucia Olynyk
    Lucia
    “Thank you to the Garron family for the matched donation- what a difference all of those donations will make to the cause. Thank you so much”
  • Carolyn Urquhart
    “❤️🌈💜🧡💛💚💙”
    $258.75
    Received this donation 127 days ago
    Lucia Olynyk
    Lucia
    “Wow thank you so much for this generous donation. It is very much appreciated and going to a worthy cause. ❤️”
  • Deborah Donaldson
    “Such a great meaningful Cause! Josh would be so proud of you in so many ways!”
    $258.75
    Received this donation 168 days ago
    Lucia Olynyk
    Lucia
    “I woke up to this generous donation and was very touched and grateful for your generosity. Thank you so much.❤️”
  • Shear Experience
    “What an amazing thing you are doing Lucia!❤”
    $258.75
    Received this donation 120 days ago
    Lucia Olynyk
    Lucia
    “Thank you very much for your generous donation to this cause close to our hearts. It is so appreciated ❤️”
  • Chris Dyrda
    “Thanks for raising funds for this very important cause Lucia.”
    $250
    Received this donation 167 days ago
    Lucia Olynyk
    Lucia
    “Chris I am so sorry, you should have received my thanks 3 weeks ago! I guess my email did not go through- thank you very much for your very generous donation to such a worthy cause. It means a lot to us. ”
  • Brenda Morris
    “What a monumental task that you have completed…. I’m very proud of you… it is good to be your friend”
    $207
    Received this donation 105 days ago
    Lucia Olynyk
    Lucia
    “Oh my goodness thank you so much Brenda!! Your support is very much appreciated and I am glad to be your friend too- we have been through some tough times and also some good times. Let the hood times continue.thank you.”
  • Margot Rochester
    “OMG Lucia! Such a wonderful cause and so much love...go gett'em Tiger!! xoxo”
    $207
    Received this donation 142 days ago
    Lucia Olynyk
    Lucia
    “Wow Margot- thank you so much for your generous donation to such a worthy cause. And thank you for your support- it means a lot to me ❤️”
  • Judy and Hugh Andrew
    “A truly wonderful tribute to Josh! May a cure for childhood cancer be on the horizon!”
    $155.25
    Received this donation 155 days ago
    Lucia Olynyk
    Lucia
    “Wow- I am so humbled to receive your generous donation - thank you for showing such support to me. It is very appreciated and going to such a worthy cause.❤️”
  • Ann Becks
    “In Josh’s memory. 🙏🏻”
    $124.20
    Received this donation 133 days ago
    Lucia Olynyk
    Lucia
    “Oh my Anne and Greg- we thank you so much for your support and donation in Joshs memory- perhaps our grief is not in vain- if we can help one child not go through cancer, we have done something great. Thank you so much.⭐️”
  • Anonymous
    $124.20
    Received this donation 116 days ago
    Lucia Olynyk
    Lucia
    “Thank you very much for this generous donation which is going to a cause dear to our hearts. No family should have to go through cancer, especially children ”
  • Audrey and Henry
    $124.20
    Received this donation 140 days ago
    Lucia Olynyk
    Lucia
    “Omg Lindsay U just saw this donation. Thank you so much - your family is amazing- you know what it’s like to lose a child and families are suffering everyday- hopefully our/your donation makes it’s way to help one more family. Thank you so very much. ”
  • Cindy Gibson
    $124.20
    Received this donation 166 days ago
    Lucia Olynyk
    Lucia
    “Thank you so much Cindy! ❤️”
  • Colleen Jenkinson
    “Lucia, I am proud of you, your clarity of purpose and drive! Have a fantastic ride!”
    $124.20
    Received this donation 112 days ago
    Lucia Olynyk
    Lucia
    “Oh Colleen thank you so much for your support in all ways. Your donation to this cause is so appreciated as the cause is dear to our heart. Thank you. ❤️”
  • Denise Chamberlin
    “Lucia, may the love for your beautiful boy give you wings as you ride❤️”
    $124.20
    Received this donation 144 days ago
    Lucia Olynyk
    Lucia
    “Awww what a loving message- I will believe that. Thank you for your very generous donation Denise!”
  • Grace Clark
    “Great cause one also near and dear to my heart❤️”
    $124.20
    Received this donation 149 days ago
    Lucia Olynyk
    Lucia
    “Thank you very much for your generous donation Grace and Dave. Also thank you for your support in other ways like cycling together leading up to the big month. It is much appreciated ”
  • Josephine &Haike &Maurits Koreman
    “Every live is so precious especially for the ones you love Those young ones deserve a change to live and stay with there family as we would have wanted for Josh but this ride off his wonderfull mother will give this change to others Great dear Lucia 🎈🙏”
    $124.20
    Received this donation 129 days ago
    Lucia Olynyk
    Lucia
    “Wow- what a wonderful surprise to wake up to! You are so kind and generous and your support means so much to our family. Thank you my dear cousin”
  • Leigh Murray
    $124.20
    Received this donation 134 days ago
    Lucia Olynyk
    Lucia
    “My goodness Leigh how wonderful to hear from you. Thank you so much for your generosity in supporting this worthy cause close to our hearts- if we can spare children from having to face a day with cancer then we have accomplished something great. No family should have to suffer this. Thank you so much”
  • Margaret Koreman
    “Good luck big sister! I'm so proud of you ❤️”
    $124.20
    Received this donation 131 days ago
    Lucia Olynyk
    Lucia
    “Thank you so much little sister- our family has been through so much grief and fear with childhood cancer- the time was right for me to try and do something about it. The support has been amazing- thank you Margaret. Love you ❤️”
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