Richard Teixeira

Richard Teixeira
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 1,100.6 km to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 23rd
  • Province: 13th in ON
  • My Team: 1st
I've raised $5,375 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

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.

Richard

My Challenge

  • 77.1 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, June 30, 2018
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  • RIDE 20 - THE FINAL RIDE FOR THE GREAT CYCLE CHALLENGE FOR SICK KIDS AND KIDS FIGHTING CANCER IS DEDICATED TO Amelia Maria Mathews (Rellinger)
    30 Jun 2018

    Paul a friend from high school shared that it is with deepest sadness that we learned this afternoon that baby Amelia Maria Matthews (Rellinger) has an irreparable defect in her lymphatic system and cannot survive. This has forced the most difficult decision imaginable for her mom Laura and her dad Alex Matthews. Amelia will come home to Peterborough in the near future. Service details to follow. Mary and I are eternally grateful to the many who sent good wishes and prayers and offered any help they could. That will never be forgotten. We are blessed to have so very many good people in our lives.

    Paul is great guy living in Peterborough who has camped out on the roof I think it was at the Brick for years annually raising funds for charity for Habitat for Humanity. In our prayers you and your family Paul. This rides is for Amelia Maria.

    a little about Paul:

    https://kawarthanow.com/2017/04/30/relly-on-the-roof/

    Posted 20 days ago
  • 53.9 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Thursday, June 28, 2018
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  • Ride 19 After Work This will be the ride that Breaks 1000K - Dedicated to Kathryn
    28 Jun 2018

    This week is Kathryn's 10th anniversary of being diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma...

    This gorgeous 15-year-old was diagnosed when she was just 5 years old. Since then, Kathryn has relapsed 6 times and has endured 43 rounds of chemotherapy, 27 rounds of radiation, 12 rounds of immunotherapy, over 20 surgeries, 2 rounds of MIBG therapy and 2 bone marrow, stem cell transplants...

    Now, this TOUGH teen is battling cancer for the SEVENTH time. Wow.

    This pic shows Kathryn holding up a portion of her bravery beads. A bravery bead is earned for every poke, prod, procedure, puncture, tube insertion, round of chemo, transfusion, scan, surgery and more...and this cancer warrior has earned more than 2,000 BRAVERY BEADS! Double WOW!

    Today I am celebrating Kathryn's courageous battle over the past 10 years It's been a hard and long fight, but this brave little lady will NEVER stop fighting and will NEVER give up!

    Please join us in showing Kathryn your support and let her know that she is NOT alone in her fight, and that she will be in our thoughts and hearts as we push through the last week of the challenge!

    Stay strong beautiful. <3

    Ride 19 After Work This will be the ride that Breaks 1000K - Dedicated to Kathryn
    Posted 21 days ago
  • Ride 18 in memory of Mark Dixon now in progress
    26 Jun 2018

    Thanks Don for getting me to the $5000 mark and giving me the perfect person to dedicate tonight’s ride for, a great friend we both lost just before Christmas.

    Ride 18 in memory of Mark Dixon now in progress
    Posted 23 days ago
  • 49.4 km ride - Evening Ride - Tuesday, June 26, 2018
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  • $5,000 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $5,000 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 23 days ago
  • 34.8 km ride - Morning Ride - Monday, June 25, 2018
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  • Ride 17 June 25th will be dedicated to
    25 Jun 2018

    Sarah’s response to her oncologist when she was told that her cancer was back: “You mean I’m going to be a three-time cancer survivor?”

    Sarah’s journey began during Thanksgiving weekend in 2012 when she developed a fever. She was diagnosed with strep throat at a walk-in clinic and given antibiotics.

    After a few days with no signs of improvement, her mom, Gillian, took her to their local hospital for tests. Sarah had pneumonia, strep throat, sepsis, she was in respiratory distress and her blood counts were off.

    She was immediately airlifted to The Hospital for Sick Children and received a cancer diagnosis two days later.

    Sarah had Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and began a 2.5 year chemotherapy treatment protocol immediately. She completed her treatment in February 2015.

    During a regular check-up eighteen months later, Sarah’s blood results showed her cancer had returned…

    From July 2016 to April 2017 Sarah spent most of the time living in the hospital. During this time, she endured rounds of chemotherapy again and received a bone marrow transplant just two days before Christmas.

    Following her transplant in December, Sarah was in isolation for 33 days.

    When she was discharged that spring, Sarah was finally able to ride her bike and swim again. She went to summer camp, played with her sister, Kiarra, and returned to school in September.

    In February 2018, Sarah became sick and her team at Sick Kids decided to do a bone marrow biopsy. Sarah’s bone marrow biopsy again tested positive for leukemia cells. Her medical team decided that the best option for her is to try an immunotherapy approach, meaning using her own body’s boosted immune system to fight the cancerous cells.

    On February 7, Sarah had her cells removed in order for them to be sent to the laboratory. It takes two months for her cells to be returned to the hospital.

    While Sarah waits for her immunotherapy in April, she is undergoing weekly chemotherapy to maintain treatment

    Ride 17 June 25th will be dedicated to
    Posted 25 days ago
  • 51.8 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Saturday, June 23, 2018
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  • Ride 16 for a Very special 3 yr. -- Marky, June 23rd or 24th re: Weather uncertain this weekend or we doing this on trainer
    23 Jun 2018

    Meet Marky

    When Marky’s mother, Heidi, landed at the airport from a business trip to Hong Kong in May 2017, her parents picked her up and drove her directly to the hospital.

    Her three-year-old son, Marky had been diagnosed with Leukemia and his grandparents had taken him to the hospital.

    He was very unwell and was placed in the critical care unit. Marky underwent a number of investigations including a bone marrow aspirate and a spinal tap. After several days of treatment, the leukemia cells were not responding to chemotherapy.

    Additional testing revealed that the leukemia cells had two mutations that designate his leukemia as high risk, with a greater possibility of relapse. His leukemia is known as Philadelphia chromosome positive and it also has a rearrangement called MLL (mixed lineage leukemia).

    At the time of his diagnosis Marky was the first child in the world with both of these mutations in his leukemia cells.

    To battle this form of Leukemia, Marky was placed on very strong high dose chemotherapy. He was in hospital from May 2017 until December 2017.

    In April 2018 his treatment protocol changed to oral chemotherapy. This will be less intense and hopefully means he will be able to spend more time at home, allowing him and his family to begin to live a more normal lifestyle.

    Throughout the time Marky has been in-hospital he has maintained his playful and sunny disposition. He loves playing with his big sister Sammy and the two of them look forward to spending quality time together, playing in and out of doors this year.

    Ride 16 for a Very special 3 yr. -- Marky, June 23rd or 24th re: Weather uncertain this weekend or we doing this on trainer
    Posted 27 days ago
  • 52.7 km ride - Morning Ride - Friday, June 22, 2018
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  • Ride 15 - before afternoon evening Shift for Charolotte
    22 Jun 2018

    Today this ride is for 14 month old Charlotte. See facebook link on Charlotte's story on my facebook page.

    Posted 27 days ago
  • 52.0 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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  • Ride 14- Pending weather Check is tonight for 3rd Ride for Sarah
    20 Jun 2018

    Sarah's thank you Card came wth the 2018 Jersey about a week into June this is the inside note. It's worth doing the Kilometre's for these brave little fighters!!

    Ride 14- Pending weather Check is tonight for 3rd Ride for Sarah
    Posted 29 days ago
  • 14.2 km ride - Evening Ride - Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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  • Ride 13 coming up short one tonight just to do second ride for Sarah
    19 Jun 2018

    Going to visit the Computer-Talk Baseball team. So we will add the second page from Sarahs Thank you card here.

    Ride 13 coming up short one tonight just to do second ride for Sarah
    Posted 30 days ago
  • 35.2 km ride - Morning Ride - Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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  • Ride 12 is for Sarah first of 3 rides this week on Tuesday June 19th.
    19 Jun 2018

    Sarah is a 9 year old fighting Cancer for the third time and was on a card that said Thank You for riding when my Jersey Arrived so I will be riding for her this week and sharing the other two panels from that card on the next two rides.

    Ride 12 is for Sarah first of 3 rides this week on Tuesday June 19th.
    Posted 31 days ago
  • 70.1 km ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, June 17, 2018
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  • Ride 11 Legs of lead this morning in Memory of Fathers in my Family - Bakery Ride
    17 Jun 2018

    This is for the memory of my Father and all my Uncles that have passed away on both sides of the Family.

    Ride 11 Legs of lead this morning in Memory of Fathers in my Family - Bakery Ride
    Posted 32 days ago
  • 79.2 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, June 16, 2018
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  • Ride 10 for Parents of the Kids in Treatment
    16 Jun 2018

    Hockley Valley Spring Classic DCC about 80 k hope weather holds up!

    Ride 10 for Parents of the Kids in Treatment
    Posted 33 days ago
  • 24.8 km ride - Morning Ride - Friday, June 15, 2018
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  • Ride 9 - Just a quick loosen the legs up for the weekend pre-work ride 1 hour or so
    15 Jun 2018

    Today's ride is a special thank-you ride for all my sponsors. What a day yesterday. You stepped up big time for Kick Cancers Butt day and the Kids luv it.! Getting ready for an 80 k ride tomorrow morning so need to just stretch out. Being a matching funds day yesterday I am looking forward to boost over the top of my fund-raising goal and focussing on the final 495 k. One day Cancer will be wiped out!

    Ride 9 - Just a quick loosen the legs up for the weekend pre-work ride 1 hour or so
    Posted 34 days ago
  • 51.2 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Tuesday, June 12, 2018
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  • Ride 8- Dedicated to Kathryn
    12 Jun 2018

    15-year-old Kathryn is here to help us celebrate. This courageous young lady was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma when she was just 5 years old. Right now, she is battling cancer for the SEVENTH time! Over 18,000 of us are riding in Canada now to end of the month and have raised so far 2.3 Million. Let's keep this rolling. Special announcement for Thursday its matching funds day watch for the update for Thursday its a good day to contribute. Tonights ride will bring us to about half way on this months goal of 1000k. And we just hit $2500 of the $3500 goal for my month. So thanks for your support now and in the past. Let's keep this going and growing.

    Ride 8- Dedicated to Kathryn
    Posted 37 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 38 days ago
  • 100.4 km ride - June 9, 2018
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  • Ride 7 Yesterday June 11 - Dedicated to past little heroes who are not with us this year
    11 Jun 2018

    Last year as in two years ago and this year we have Kids who are battling cancer and are Ambassadors s for this event across Canada. Last year Tash was one of this kids who lost her battle in March. This ride is in her memory and was from Courtice to Port Hope or as we call in our cycling club the Cookie Ride. Seems Saturdays 100.39 k ride is missing need to fix that today and rest, back at it tomorrow. .

    Posted 38 days ago
  • 97.5 km ride - I will sleep well tonight! - Sunday, June 10, 2018
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  • Ride 6 Dedicated to Two Friends today struggling post cancer treatments
    9 Jun 2018

    Cancer effects most family's whether children or adults. Today I dedicate this ride as I just passed the 25% mark to my 1000k goal, to two friends who have undergone a number of treatments and are battling Cancer with everything they have.

    Ride 6 Dedicated to Two Friends today struggling post cancer treatments
    Posted 40 days ago
  • 52.5 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Thursday, June 7, 2018
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    Logged this ride 42 days ago
  • Ride 5 - Only 796 Kilometres to Go.
    7 Jun 2018

    Dedicating this Ride to my Parents Memory and to ride for Levi's 14th Birthday.

    Levi's Page:

    https://www.facebook.com/GreatCycleChallenge/photos/a.289386397862845.1073741828.271934816274670/1233305430137599/?type=3&theater

    Posted 42 days ago
  • 50.4 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Tuesday, June 5, 2018
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  • Ride 4 Dedicated to the Memory of all Relatives on My Mothers side who had Cancer
    5 Jun 2018

    This goes back to Aunt Donna when i was very young over 45 years ago and uncle Jimmy, and Vincent Gentile more recently. Keep a watch over me on the road from up there, lol. I feel your presence when I ride.

    Ride 4 Dedicated to the Memory of all Relatives on My Mothers side who had Cancer
    Posted 44 days ago
  • 75.8 km ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, June 3, 2018
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  • RIDE 3 For GCC and Kids Fighting Cancer - RIDE4Styles 75 k
    3 Jun 2018

    Todays ride is dedicated to the memory of Constable Garrett Styles and Superintendent Mark Grant a memory tied to my SJA involvement in the community and personal friends both in the community and on the force.

    I sponsor myself in this ride to support YRP and add to my kilometre count for the Kids Fighting Cancer but also to support some local York Region Charities.

    RIDE 3 For GCC and Kids Fighting Cancer - RIDE4Styles 75 k
    Posted 46 days ago
  • 27.0 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, June 2, 2018
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  • Day 2 - Short Recovery Ride for those currently undergoing treatment
    2 Jun 2018

    Today's ride is early pre 6 am ride before St. John Ambulance meetings and investiture. I am dedicating today's ride to Children and Adult friends currently going through Cancer treatments.

    Posted 47 days ago
  • 50.5 km ride - Morning Ride - Friday, June 1, 2018
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  • Day 1 - A Big Wave to the other 17,900+ Riders across Canada riding in June for Kids Fighting Cancer
    1 Jun 2018

    It starts now. Pre-work ride for the Kids. Let's Do This People!

    Thanks to all my supporters what a great start to this 1000k goal and $3500 target. Your Awesome!

    Day 1 - A Big Wave to the other 17,900+ Riders across Canada riding in June for Kids Fighting Cancer
    Posted 48 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 56 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 76 days ago
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