Richard Teixeira

Richard Teixeira
Riding in memory of ALL FRIENDS AND FAMILY FIGHTING CANCER
Cancer is the largest killer of kids in Canada, 27 children are diagnosed every week. Please donate and support these kids fighting cancer.
I've Ridden 953.0 km to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 15th
  • Province: 8th in ON
I've raised $6,825 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

I'm Riding For

ALL FRIENDS AND FAMILY FIGHTING CANCER

My Story

31 May 2019

This June, I am taking part for the 4th consecutive year of 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. I am dedicating each ride to a specific person who has fought or lost their battle or one of the kids battling cancer currently.

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.

My Challenge

  • Update 20 the Final Wrap up and Thank You
    29 Jul 2019

    Hello Everyone

    It's been just over 28 days since the official challenge ended.

    Due to varying weather in Canada some of the 22,633 riders were still riding this month to complete their goals by July 26th.

    I really appreciate the support you have shown to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve.

    You have been a huge part of my four years of riding for the Kids.

    And here are the results as tabulated by my Furry Friend with the Pink Oakley’s Jolene:

    My Page:

    www.greatcyclechallenge.ca/Riders/RichardTeixeira

    My 2019Dashboard:

    My Ride Goal: 900 km I Rode: 953.0 km

    My Fundraising Goal: $5385 Funds Raised: $6750

    National Ranking: 16, Provincial Ranking: 8.

    MY HISTORY

    • Ridden in 2016: 880 km

    • Raised in 2016: $3,200

    • Ridden in 2017: 1,155 km

    • Raised in 2017: $6,165

    • Ridden in 2018: 1,101 km

    • Raised in 2018: $5,700

    • Ridden in 2019: 953.0 km

    • Raised in 2019: $6,700

    o Total Ridden Overall: 4,089 km

    o Total Raised Overall: $21, 815

    o Total Ranking in the All Stars Club 5th in Canada over 4 years.

    But most important,

    Thank-you each and everyone of you your support is not just over whelming but an incredible testament to the quality of friends and Family I have at work and at play. Just a sincere thank you for your support and on behalf of the kids and their families that are battling cancer.

    Update 20 the Final Wrap up and Thank You
    Posted 21 days ago
  • 51.9 km ride - Ride 19 GCCCANADA FINAL JUNE RIDE - Sunday, June 30, 2019
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  • Ride 19 My Final Ride June 30 good luck to all other GCCCANADA RIDERS Hitting their targets today!
    30 Jun 2019

    The final ride for The Kids Fighting Cancer 2019 Great Cycle Challenge Final Stats to follow within the next 7 Days. Still some finds coming in this week and Jolene is preparing her final thank you message.

    Ride 19  My Final Ride June 30  good luck to all other GCCCANADA RIDERS Hitting their targets today!
    Posted 50 days ago
  • 62.8 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, June 29, 2019
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  • Ride 18 Target the 900 K Goal and Remember all the Kid Ambassadors Saturday June 29th
    28 Jun 2019

    Not all the Kids make it and we have lost some from previous ride years that are the Little Hero's we ride for. The picture shows the 16 Ambassadors from the 4 rides including this year. We ride for them, we ride to Kick Cancers Butt, one day Cancer will be beaten!

    Ride 18 Target the 900 K Goal and Remember all the Kid Ambassadors Saturday June 29th
    Posted 52 days ago
  • 36.3 km ride - Lunch Ride - Friday, June 28, 2019
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  • Ride 17th June 28th Dedicated to at the memory of my Aunts and Uncles who are no longer with us
    28 Jun 2019

    This ride is dedicated to: Donna &Vince, Emily & Antonio, Jimmy & Babe, Marie, Agnes and Al, Fred and Addie, and Nick.

    about 95 K to almost there. Saving some Juice to hit the 900 k tomorrow on the 29th for Ride 18.

    Ride 17th June 28th Dedicated to at the memory of my Aunts and Uncles who are no longer with us
    Posted 52 days ago
  • 55.4 km ride - Morning Ride - Thursday, June 27, 2019
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  • Ride 16 Planned For June 27th dedicated to Kevin a real Fighter with a Big Heart
    26 Jun 2019

    Kevin's Story

    Kevin became a patient at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) as an infant.

    He was born with a hemangioma, Hemangiomas are the most common, non-cancerous growths in babies that are caused by extra growth of cells lining the small blood vessels in the skin. Hemangiomas present with red-purple skin changes.

    Kevin was treated by doctors in the Department of Dermatology, as well as by plastic surgeons. He has undergone several surgical procedures through the division of craniofacial surgery, the most recent in June 2018.

    During the summer of 2018, Kevin’s parents noticed that his upper left arm looked considerably larger than his right. His family doctor sent Kevin for X-rays. Hours later the family doctor called back, immediately referring Kevin to an orthopaedic surgeon.

    Kevin was diagnosed with osteosarcoma – the same type of bone cancer Terry Fox once had.

    Osteosarcoma is often difficult to detect without diagnostic imaging because it rarely causes physical symptoms that make you feel unwell. It usually occurs in children and young adults under the age of 25, affecting the bones in the arms and legs.

    MRI’s, X-rays, bone scans and biopsies determined Kevin’s tumour was the highest grade, meaning he needed to undergo two rounds of chemotherapy to shrink the tumour before the doctor could surgically remove the affected bone and surrounding tissue.

    After completing his cycles of chemotherapy Kevin underwent a 14-hour surgery.

    The orthopaedic surgeons removed Kevin’s left humerus, part of his scapula, his entire deltoid muscle and one of his triceps and biceps. The team then removed the fibula from his left leg and put it in place of his humerus, securing it with screws and a metal plate running from his shoulder to elbow.

    Kevin’s chemotherapy protocol calls for four rounds of chemotherapy after the surgery in order to destroy any remaining microscopic cancer cell. He completed his chemotherapy by the end of April, 2019.

    Kevin’s extensive treatment course made for many overnight inpatient stays, which exposed him and his family to the network of support at the hospital.

    As an outgoing teen, Kevin particularly enjoyed the Camp Oochigeas room, spending time with the nurses, social workers and camp staff.

    His bond with the staff grew over time, to the point where he now considers the hospital his second home, filled with people who are like extended family to him.

    Wanting to give back, Kevin decided that the funds raised from a benefit concert held in his name would go towards buying new instruments for the Camp Ooch room in the hospital. The remainder of the money has been put towards funding patient trips to the summer camp in 2019.

    Support Kevin and all the Kids Fighting Cancer by sponsoring the 2019 Great Cycle Challenge:

    https://greatcyclechallenge.ca/Riders/RichardTeixeira

    Ride 16 Planned For June 27th dedicated to Kevin a real Fighter with a Big Heart
    Posted 53 days ago
  • 40.7 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Tuesday, June 25, 2019
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  • Ride 15 Tonight For Alex
    25 Jun 2019

    Ride 15 is For Alex.

    MEET ALEX

    For a three-week period in late November/early December 2018, Alex wasn’t himself.

    He was running a low-grade fever, he was exhausted and bruising appeared on his chest and back. A visit to his family doctor and subsequent testing didn’t indicate anything sinister. His bloodwork numbers were within a normal range. But his symptoms lingered and then worsened.

    By December 23 he was experiencing nausea, wouldn’t eat, his gums were so swollen his teeth were obscured and he was lethargic. It was a dramatic decline. His parents did a little online research and feared that his symptoms were an indication of leukemia.

    Alex’s father drove him to the hospital Emergency Department, described the previous three weeks. They arrived around 11:00 AM.

    By 4:00 that afternoon Alex was admitted to the cancer ward with a diagnosis of AML, acute myeloid leukemia.

    What Alex remembers is arriving to the Emergency Department and receiving Christmas gifts, activity sets, stuffed animals and toys to take up to his room.

    Alex spent Christmas eve receiving his first dose of intensive chemotherapy.

    AML, is a cancer of the blood and the bone marrow. It is treated with a very intensified course of chemotherapy over a short period of time (usually five to six months). Because the treatment is so intense AML patients are at increased risk of contracting infections and spend almost the entire course of their treatment in-hospital.

    Since December 24, 2018 and today Alex has only spent five days back at home.

    His first round of induction chemotherapy lasted 23 days, his second round lasted 29 days and he is currently in the midst of his third round of induction chemotherapy. When this third round is complete he will be reassessed to determine next steps which may either be a fourth round or chemotherapy or a bone marrow transplant.

    Alex has had a smile on his face throughout his brutal chemotherapy regimen.

    He enjoys visits from the professional sports teams, loves doing activities with the Child Life specialists in his room or in the playrooms and lounges and he also loves time with the therapeutic clowns. Lately, he’s developed an interest in ukulele and is learning to play. His favorite activities are playing video games, building with Lego and playing Lego videogames!

    Ride 15 Tonight For Alex
    Posted 55 days ago
  • 40.7 km ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, June 23, 2019
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  • Ride 14 Dedicated to all 22,000 plus riders for the final 7 days push for the Great Cycle Challenge 2019
    23 Jun 2019

    Let's ride folks for those kids fighting cancer.

    Ride 14 Dedicated to all 22,000 plus riders for the final 7 days push for the Great Cycle Challenge 2019
    Posted 57 days ago
  • 98.9 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, June 22, 2019
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  • Ride 13 Saturday June 22 will be the 100k Cycle For Site Course
    22 Jun 2019

    This ride will be dedicated to Liam.

    Read about Liam's Story

    https://greatcyclechallenge.ca/Pages/the-kids/meet-liam

    Ride 13 Saturday June 22 will be the 100k Cycle For Site Course
    Posted 58 days ago
  • 41.6 km ride - Morning Ride - Friday, June 21, 2019
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  • RIDE 12 FOR ‘Little’ Roux and ‘big’ Owen
    21 Jun 2019

    THIS RIDE IS FOR: ‘Little’ Roux and ‘big’ Owen are chemo buddies and they are KICKING CANCER’S BUTT together! 💪

    This dynamic duo are 14 years apart, but they are forever united in their fight to beat this terrible disease.

    Roux is just 2 years old and is fighting hepatoblastoma, and Owen is 16 years old and fighting osteosarcoma. You’ll be hearing more about their stories in the coming days. 😉... See More

    RIDE 12 FOR  ‘Little’ Roux and ‘big’ Owen
    Posted 59 days ago
  • 40.5 km ride - Morning Ride - Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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  • RIDE 11 FOR WED. SUNRISE BEFORE WORK WILL BE FOR SIMI
    19 Jun 2019

    THIS ONE IS FOR YOU SIMI. WE ARE OVER HALF WAY AND WILL BE THINKING OF YOU ON THIS EARLY MORNING RIDE.

    RIDE 11 FOR WED. SUNRISE BEFORE WORK WILL BE FOR SIMI
    Posted 61 days ago
  • RIDE 10 WAS DEDICATED TO CURRENT CANCER FIGHTING INDIVIDUAL
    18 Jun 2019

    THIS RIDE WAS DEDICATED TO SOMEONE I RUN INTO AT THE LOCAL BAKERY CURRENTLY UNDERGOING CHEMO AND THE RELATED SYMPTOMS FROM TREATMENT. BE STRONG MY FRIEND.

    Posted 62 days ago
  • 42.3 km ride - ROAD CYCLING - Monday, June 17, 2019
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  • 63.8 km ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, June 16, 2019
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  • Ride 9 - Well it is Father's Day
    16 Jun 2019

    Today's Ride dedicated to the memory of my Father

    Ride 9 - Well it is Father's Day
    Posted 64 days ago
  • 35.4 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Friday, June 14, 2019
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  • Ride 8 is a shout out to Matteo
    14 Jun 2019

    Be Strong buddy we are riding for you.

    Ride 8 is a shout out to Matteo
    Posted 66 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 66 days ago
  • 21.3 km ride - NYC - Thursday, June 13, 2019
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  • Ride 7 - Where did the Sun go - special thank you ride for all my sponsors
    13 Jun 2019

    I be riding tonight for Kick Cancers Butt day and looking outside I think it will be an indoor ride. This ride is to say thank you for all the support today from my family, co-workers, and friends. Phenomenal support today. THANK-YOU EVERYONE.

    Ride 7 - Where did the Sun go - special thank you ride for all my sponsors
    Posted 66 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 67 days ago
  • 41.5 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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  • Ride 6, I can't count apparently, tonight dedicated to some personal friends undergoing treatment Cancer Treatment Currently
    11 Jun 2019

    You know who you are, stay strong. Cancer Sucks. It will be beaten. Meanwhile I pedal on. Thursday is Kick Cancers Butt day perfect day to sponsor me and the Kids fighting Cancer since some affluent people will match funds on June 13th for all online donations!

    Ride 6, I can't count apparently,  tonight dedicated to some personal friends undergoing treatment Cancer Treatment Currently
    Posted 69 days ago
  • 43.4 km ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, June 9, 2019
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  • Ride 5 June 9th Dedicated To Marky
    9 Jun 2019

    Marky is a little warrior. Here is Marky's Story:

    https://greatcyclechallenge.ca/Pages/the-kids/meet-marky

    Posted 71 days ago
  • Ride 4 June 8 Dedicated to Carla Matteazzi
    9 Jun 2019

    Carla was a Sicks Kids Surgical Nurse who battled Cancer twice and left us too early. Cancer sucks for anyone who faced it or lost someone to this disease. Once day this will be beaten.

    Ride 4 June 8 Dedicated to Carla Matteazzi
    Posted 71 days ago
  • 88.6 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, June 8, 2019
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  • 40.6 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Thursday, June 6, 2019
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  • RIDE # 3 DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY James (Jimmy) Matheson
    6 Jun 2019

    James was an inspiration to many of us older riders with his great stories, companionship on rides and fighting through Cancer and other challenges. James left us too early in a recent cycling accident. Tonights ride is for you Jimmy. Image of Jimmy and Eon below.

    RIDE # 3 DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY James (Jimmy) Matheson
    Posted 73 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 74 days ago
  • 74.9 km ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, June 2, 2019
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  • Ride 2 on the Ride For Styles Route- Dedication Aunt Donna
    2 Jun 2019

    Todays ride is dedicate to my Aunt Donna the first person to suffer and be taken by cancer when we were children. Todays route will be one of the ride for Styles routes not sure if we will be doing shorter or longer ride re: weather is questionable. https://www.yrp.ca/en/community/Ride4Styles.asp

    Posted 78 days ago
  • 32.3 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, June 1, 2019
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  • Ride 1 Saturday June 1st Let's get this started Year 4 Lets help these kids fight Cancer
    31 May 2019

    Is been a busier than normal first 5 months but time to brush off the cycling shoes and ride for the Kids fighting cancer. Tomorrow morrning's ride is dedicated to Liam who is having some setbacks and going through a lot of Pain.

    Ride 1 Saturday June 1st Let's get this started Year 4 Lets help these kids fight Cancer
    Posted 79 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 141 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 141 days ago
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