Susan Coles

Susan Coles
Riding in memory of Janet Taylor
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 184.2 km My goal is 200 km
My Rankings
  • National: 143rd
  • Province: 68th in ON
I've raised $2,840 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Janet Taylor

Janet Taylor

I'm also riding in memory of my friend Janet Taylor, who sadly passed away last November after a long fight with cancer. She loved kids and I think she would have wanted to do this challenge with me if she could have. As well, this is a tribute to my friend Christine, and her family, who all fought a long battle with her against leukemia when she was a child. Because she's a survivor, I'm honoured to count her among my friends now, decades later.

My Story

12 May 2019

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.

My Challenge

  • 9.1 km ride - Evening Ride - Thursday, August 22, 2019
    Map
    Logged this ride 3 days ago
  • 12.0 km ride - Evening Ride - Sunday, August 4, 2019
    Logged this ride 21 days ago
  • 10.6 km ride - Evening Ride - Wednesday, July 24, 2019
    Logged this ride 32 days ago
  • 10.0 km ride - Monday evening ride - Monday, July 22, 2019
    Logged this ride 34 days ago
  • 9.4 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, July 13, 2019
    Logged this ride 43 days ago
  • 12.8 km ride - Evening Ride - Sunday, July 7, 2019
    Logged this ride 49 days ago
  • Reached my $2,500 goal!
    2 Jul 2019

    Thanks very much to everyone who has donated so far. The latest donation was carefully calculated to bring me to $2,500 exactly! WOOHOO! Donations will be accepted until the end of July so I'll bump up my goal.

    Reached my $2,500 goal!
    Posted 54 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 54 days ago
  • 16.7 km ride - Sunday evening - Sunday, June 30, 2019
    Logged this ride 56 days ago
  • Now with Christine
    23 Jun 2019

    And here is Christine these many years later, a healthy woman who's helping me raise funds for all the children coming after her.

    Now with Christine
    Posted 64 days ago
  • Then with Christine
    23 Jun 2019

    Christine Denis was diagnosed with leukemia when she was 4 years old. She was not expected to survive but I am so happy to say that she is my friend today because she's been cancer free for 47 years! When she was 5 or 6, while going through chemotherapy treatment, she was chosen to be the face of the Canadian Cancer Society's Daffodil Campaign. She presented daffodils to the mayors of Ottawa and surrounding cities, including Pierre Benoit, Mayor of Ottawa (in photo), as well as to John Turner, then Minister of Finance, on behalf of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. When Christine heard I was doing the Great Cycle Challenge, she asked if we could ride together. Yesterday, Christine got on her new bicycle and went for her inaugural ride with me. We clocked 11 kms which got me to 50% of my goal of 200 kms. Christine's is the kind of success story that we hope will become more and more common as we raise funds for research, improved diagnosis and treatments for childhood cancer.

    Then with Christine
    Posted 64 days ago
  • 11.2 km ride - Ride w Christine - Friday, June 21, 2019
    Logged this ride 65 days ago
  • 4.2 km ride - Quick ride - Monday, June 17, 2019
    Logged this ride 69 days ago
  • 12.7 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Sunday, June 16, 2019
    Logged this ride 70 days ago
  • The morning after!
    14 Jun 2019

    Well, yesterday was a big one for this challenge. The donations that came in exceeded the $500,000 put up for matching, which is great news! Everyone got a proportion of their donations for the day so my share bumped me up to $2,239.89! From my intial goal of $500 to this is incredible. Thank you to everyone who has donated. Every donation, no matter how big or small, is what makes this happen. New goal? $2,500!

    The morning after!
    Posted 72 days ago
  • New fundraising goal!
    13 Jun 2019

    My friends have again been very generous and bumped me over my fundraising goal so I'm pushing it up again. Going for $1,500! Remember, today is match day so all donations (up to $500,000) will be matched, today only. Thanks to all!

    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 73 days ago
  • 3.5 km ride - Evening Ride - Wednesday, June 12, 2019
    Logged this ride 74 days ago
  • 5.1 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Wednesday, June 12, 2019
    Logged this ride 74 days ago
  • 25% of my ride goal and 80% of my fundraising goal!
    12 Jun 2019

    This Thursday is a special day for fundraising. It's Kick Cancer's Butt Day! ALL online donations I receive for the Great Cycle Challenge on Thursday will be MATCHED and added to my online fundraising page. This is especially amazing because it's thanks to 3 individuals who together have pledged to match up to $500,000 in donations made on Thursday. Wow!

    If you prefer to donate in person, let me know and I'll post the donation manually on Thursday so it will be matched.

    Thanks all for your consideration!

    25% of my ride goal and 80% of my fundraising goal!
    Posted 75 days ago
  • 12.5 km ride - To library and around - June 11, 2019
    Logged this ride 75 days ago
  • 13.0 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Tuesday, June 11, 2019
    Logged this ride 75 days ago
  • 17.4 km ride - To NFP #1 - Friday, June 7, 2019
    Logged this ride 79 days ago
  • 6.0 km ride - With Maya #1 - June 6, 2019

    From Home to Home

    Logged this ride 80 days ago
  • 18.1 km ride - 1st ride - June 1, 2019

    From Home to Home

    Logged this ride 85 days ago
  • Tribute Day!
    23 May 2019

    Today is Tribute Day. I know my friend Janet would have been happy to help with this very important cause. In her honour I'm paying tribute to all who have gone, all who are still fighting and all who are survivors.

    Tribute Day!
    Posted 94 days ago
  • New fundraising goal
    18 May 2019

    Once again, thanks to my very generous friends, I've decided to bump up my fundraising goal to see if I can make it to $1000. If you know anyone who might want to help out, please share my page with them.

    New fundraising goal
    Posted 99 days ago
  • To my sponsors
    18 May 2019

    To all my anonymous sponsors, I'd like to thank you personally so if you only wanted to be anonymous on the web site and are okay with me knowing who you are, please send me an email so I can thank you properly.

    Posted 100 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 102 days ago
  • Update #1
    15 May 2019

    Thanks to everyone who has so generously donated so far. Since I'm at 98% of my $500 goal, I'm going to bump it up to see if I can raise even more for this worthy cause.

    Posted 102 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 105 days ago
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