ROGER WALDREN

ROGER WALDREN
Childhood is about memories, most of us have them. Sadly, many don’t. I wish in my small way to help kids have childhood memories by raising funds to end Cancer
I've Ridden 0.0 km ? My goal is 300 km
My Rankings
  • National: 628th
  • Province: 373rd in ON
I've raised $539.19 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

My Story

2 Jan 2022

This August, I am taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer!

hello

my name is Roger and I will be turning 61 this year, I have pretended to do this challenge for many years and this is the year! My reason are a few. Memories, jealousy and anger. The memories of summers with my friends growing up, of the smell of campfires, of exploring cheeks and catching crayfish, of exploring ‘far off’ places on my bike in the then town of Burlington and sleep overs in tents, sometimes during thunderstorms, catching firefly's and Hide and seek Think of the movies of Stand by me, the Goonies, a group of friends making memories for a life time. The memories of my youth with my friends. Jealousy because I listen to kids playing nowadays, their laughter, their carefree days and ways, knowing they are creating their own memories to last a life time as mine are long past. Anger because kids get cancer, they spend their time, sometime months in a hospital dreaming, dreaming of sleep overs, their friends. Not exploring ‘far off’ places, not camping and campfires, not having carefree days with their friends but maturing early, of being strong while trying to understand why them. Angry because life isn't fair, cancer isn't fair. Childhood is not something you get a ‘do over’. Its once for a short time and then its gone and the kids miss their chance to make memories to last a life time that we have. So help me raise money so that in the future, more kids can make their memories to last a life time. Hospitals are not playgrounds, they are not woods, creeks or forts and not places where kids should reside in for months, Beat Cancer, free kids, let memories bloom! Support me in my goal as I do my small part.

My Challenge

  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 6 days ago
  • 18.6 km ride - Rode 18.60 km on 2022-06-25 - Saturday, June 25, 2022
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    Logged this ride 7 days ago
  • 14.4 km ride - Rode 14.43 km on 2022-06-23 - Thursday, June 23, 2022
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    Logged this ride 9 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 10 days ago
  • 7.0 km ride - Rode 7.05 km on 2022-06-17 - Friday, June 17, 2022
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    Logged this ride 15 days ago
  • 26.7 km ride - Rode 26.69 km on extra segment. light wind - Monday, June 13, 2022
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    Logged this ride 19 days ago
  • 20.8 km ride - Rode 20.75 km on welland canal with tay - Saturday, June 11, 2022
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    Logged this ride 21 days ago
  • More leads to more
    30 May 2022

    Help me meet my $$ goal early. Wearing the shirt during the ride will help bring in even $$ for the Ride to Beat Kids Cancer. Every little bit helps!

    Posted 34 days ago
  • 12.9 km ride - Long point Rode on 2022-05-26 - Friday, May 27, 2022
    Logged this ride 37 days ago
  • 18.4 km ride - Rode 18.35 km on med ride - Tuesday, May 24, 2022
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    Logged this ride 39 days ago
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