Ben Berland

7years All Star
Ben Berland
I am riding 400 km in memory of My late grandma. Please sponsor me and support my challenge to fight kids' cancer and save little lives.
I've Ridden 0.0 km ? My goal is 400 km
My Rankings
  • National: 624th
  • Province: 79th in BC
I've raised $124 My goal is $2,500 Donate Now

I'm Riding For

My late grandma

My late grandma

The lady in the photo is my late grandma. As I embark on my 54th trip around the sun, I am reminded that my grandma, at my age, was ill beyond belief and would only live to see 54. It was devastating to lose my grandma when I was 15 and as I get to be her age now, I realize how her life was stolen at such a young age. She was a survivor of residential school, but the toll taken contributed to her early death. I wish she was here most days to see how much I've done in my life and how I've made this ride an annual thing to fight cancer. What keeps me riding some days? Well, fighting this disease on behalf of kids who fight it, but also knowing that the cancer that killed my grandma, is treatable today. In some ways, my ride is a part of my personal reconciliation plan that I live everyday. Thanks for your donation or forwarding this page on to others.

My Story

3 Aug 2023

This August, 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.

This is the reason I ride.

I lost my grandma to cancer. She was 54 when she passed, and as I embark on my 55th birthday, I am reminded that I have outlived my grandma by two years. The form of cancer she had is now treatable thanks to research and the many countless dollars people have given to cancer research.

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.

Your support will change little lives.

Thank you.

My Legacy

Here's my personal impact over 7 years to fight kids' cancer and save little lives.
  • Ridden
    $799 Raised
    2018
  • 949 km Ridden
    $2,515 Raised
    2019
  • 1,453 km Ridden
    $2,597 Raised
    2020
  • 1,541 km Ridden
    $3,114 Raised
    2021
  • 1,034 km Ridden
    $3,161 Raised
    2022
  • 1,275 km Ridden
    $2,709 Raised
    2023
7years
6,453 km
Ridden
$15,019
Raised

My Challenge

  • 12.1 km ride - ☀️ - Wednesday, June 12, 2024
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  • 12.7 km ride - Rainy morning - Wednesday, June 12, 2024
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    Logged this ride 13 hours ago - View on Strava
  • 12.1 km ride - SCF Game 2 - Monday, June 10, 2024
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  • 11.3 km ride - Monday - Monday, June 10, 2024
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  • 3.5 km ride - So sunny I forgot to record - Friday, June 7, 2024
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  • 12.4 km ride - Fri-Yay!! - Friday, June 7, 2024
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  • 5.1 km ride - Abbreviated ride home 😅 - Thursday, June 6, 2024
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  • 12.5 km ride - Remember D-Day - Thursday, June 6, 2024
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    Logged this ride 7 days ago - View on Strava
  • 12.1 km ride - Home - Wednesday, June 5, 2024
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    Logged this ride 7 days ago - View on Strava
  • 12.6 km ride - Back at it. No rain, no rain, no rain. - Wednesday, June 5, 2024
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    Logged this ride 8 days ago - View on Strava

My Sponsors

  • Ben Berland
    “Kicking things off with my own personal donation to fight kids' cancer!”
    $124.20
    Received this donation 56 days ago
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