Don Ross

7years All Star
Don Ross
Riding for In Memory of Griff Bell & in honour of Heather Ross
Cancer is the largest killer of kids in Canada, 27 children are diagnosed every week. Please support my challenge to fight kids' cancer! #GriffinMyHeartForever
I've Ridden 0.0 km ? My goal is 1,000 km
My Rankings
  • National: 634th
  • Province: 362nd in ON
I've raised $70 My goal is $5,000 Donate Now

I'm Riding For

In Memory of Griff Bell & in honour of Heather Ross

In Memory of Griff Bell & in honour of Heather Ross

As I ride each day , indoors in winter & outdoors spring to fall, it will be with the memory of 6 year old Griffin Bell from Ottawa ( June 26, 2017 - March 18, 2024 ) in my heart along with my inspirational partner Heather who I've been grateful to be married to for 45 years. She continues to set an amazing example for all our family and anyone who knows her with how she lives her life each and every day. She’s managed all the challenges of breast cancer since 1999 and Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer since 2011 in a dignified way that gives great hope and cheer to others. Her toughness is beyond measure and there is no quit in her character. These are the same qualities that Griff Bell displayed during his short life & other young children bring out in themselves as they manage their cancer treatments with their loving families always at their sides. Griff Bell was a bright light of joy to all who knew him during his life here on Earth and we’ll never stop fighting for children like him! #GriffinMyHeart #RidingForHeather #FightLikeaKid

My Story

20 Apr 2024

This will be my 7th year taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer! Why? Because right now, over 1,700 children are diagnosed with cancer every year, and it's the biggest killer of children from disease in Canada. 3 young lives are lost every week & every 2 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer around the world. My wife & I sometimes see these young children when we are at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre & Toronto Western where she's been receiving ongoing care for Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. We’re so grateful for the life saving research being done there and for the care & treatment she receives at UHN in Toronto & at BGH Oncology in Belleville. Hospitals like Toronto Sick Kids and CHEO in Ottawa are doing incredible work with children dealing with cancer. As any parent or grandparent like us would say.....all kids should be living life, not fighting for it . So I'm raising funds through my challenge to ride each day all year long to help these kids and support Sick Kids Foundation . This helps them continue their work in developing treatments and finding a cure for childhood cancer. Please support me by making a donation to give these brave kids the brighter futures they deserve.Your support will change little lives. Thank you so much! #GriffinMyHeartForever #RidingForHeather #FightLikeAKid

My Legacy

Here's my personal impact over 7 years to fight kids' cancer and save little lives.
  • 1,562 km Ridden
    $1,541 Raised
    2018
  • 1,698 km Ridden
    $2,846 Raised
    2019
  • 2,456 km Ridden
    Raised
    2020
  • 2,434 km Ridden
    $4,509 Raised
    2021
  • 2,010 km Ridden
    $3,594 Raised
    2022
  • 2,135 km Ridden
    $8,370 Raised
    2023
7years
12,295 km
Ridden
$21,975
Raised

My Challenge

  • 26.0 km ride - Indoor trainer - Tuesday, May 28, 2024
    Logged this ride 1 day ago
  • 16.0 km ride - Cherry Valley & back - Monday, May 27, 2024
    Logged this ride 2 days ago
  • 28.0 km ride - Cty Rd 17 to Miller Rd to Cherry Valley to Milford - Sunday, May 26, 2024
    Logged this ride 3 days ago
  • 30.0 km ride - Milford to Cty Rd 8 via Black River & back via Cty Rd 16 & 17 - Saturday, May 25, 2024
    Logged this ride 4 days ago
  • 30.0 km ride - Milford-Black River-Wilolea Lane-South Bay loop - Friday, May 24, 2024
    Logged this ride 5 days ago
  • Planting a memory of Griff Bell in New Brunswick
    24 May 2024

    While out east in Knowlesville , New Brunswick visiting our family there we planted a Forsythia in memory of Griff Bell that will turn golden each year and remind us of what a bright light he brought to the world while he was alive. #GriffinMyHeartForever

    Planting a memory of Griff Bell in New Brunswick
    Posted 6 days ago
  • 28.0 km ride - Milford Cty Rd 17 to Cty Rd 8 & back - Thursday, May 23, 2024
    Logged this ride 6 days ago
  • 18.0 km ride - Milford to East Lake & back - Friday, May 3, 2024
    Logged this ride 26 days ago
  • 44.0 km ride - Milford to end of Salmon Pt Rd and back - Thursday, May 2, 2024
    Logged this ride 27 days ago
  • 36.0 km ride - Milford to Army Reserve Rd via Cty rd 10 & 24 then Cherry Valley & back to Milford - Monday, April 29, 2024
    Logged this ride 30 days ago

My Sponsors

  • Heather Ross
    “Keep on logging those KM’s . #GriffinMyHeartForever”
    $50
    Received this donation 66 days ago
  • Don Ross
    “#GriffinMyHeartForever”
    $20
    Received this donation 38 days ago
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