Barbara Steele

Barbara Steele
Riding in memory of Ivan Desroches and Greg Armstrong
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 0.0 km ? My goal is 300 km
My Rankings
  • National: 146th
  • Province: 88th in ON
I've raised $52 My goal is $500 Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Ivan Desroches and Greg Armstrong

Ivan Desroches and Greg Armstrong

I want to dedicate this year's ride to 2 people: Ivan, who just passed away recently, and to Greg Armstrong who left us a few years ago. I will always remember Ivan's calm patient demeanor, quiet optimism, warm friendly smile, and love of family and youth that I first got to know in our daily morning and afternoon chats as he dropped off his kids at my home daycare. These attributes served him well throughout his life as he raised 4 fine kids and served as scout leader for many more. Even faced with a grim diagnosis, he maintained his cheerful outlook, put Tammy, his family, and friends first, and partook in clinical trials that he knew wouldn't save his life but could contribute to research to help others. I love this photo of him, and picture him sailing into the next life with that same big smile on his face. Our former pastor, Greg was there for us when Owen had pancreatic cancer - praying, supporting us, even coming to Toronto to visit post surgery. In his last email to us he detailed how glad he had been to be able to witness to people during his own battle with cancer and numerous hospital stays, sharing with many where his hope and strength came from. Greg loved children too and was always a huge hit at yearly Vacation Bible Schools. He would be pleased to see funds raised in his memory to help children with cancer.

My Story

2 Aug 2023

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

Why? Because I know how scary cancer is, having a hubby who had pancreatic cancer but is now nearly 9 years cancer free. Because like most of us, I know so many other people who are impacted by cancer, including some currently fighting it, or sadly lost their lives to this cruel disease. And finally, 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 Legacy

Here's my personal impact over 9 years to fight kids' cancer and save little lives.
  • 301 km Ridden
    $1,028 Raised
  • 401 km Ridden
    $1,893 Raised
  • 405 km Ridden
    $1,067 Raised
  • 348 km Ridden
    $1,000 Raised
  • 439 km Ridden
    $1,252 Raised
  • 531 km Ridden
    $1,253 Raised
  • 326 km Ridden
    $1,509 Raised
  • 578 km Ridden
    $748 Raised
3,330 km

My Challenge

  • 10.4 km ride - 10.41km Mountain Biking - Wednesday, April 10, 2024
    Logged this ride 3 days ago
  • 6.4 km ride - 6.44km Mountain Biking - Monday, April 8, 2024
    Logged this ride 5 days ago
  • 8.9 km ride - 8.92km Mountain Biking - Sunday, April 7, 2024
    Logged this ride 6 days ago

My Sponsors

  • Barbara Steele
    “Kicking things off with my own personal donation to fight kids' cancer!”
    Received this donation 101 days ago
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