Mark Hiemstra

Mark Hiemstra
I am riding 1,500 km for Christine Hiemstra. Please sponsor me and support my challenge to fight kids' cancer and save little lives.
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My Rankings
  • National: 246th
  • Province: 147th in ON
I've raised $518 My goal is $2,500 Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Christine Hiemstra

Christine Hiemstra

Christine, my mother, was diagnosed with melanoma in her lung and leg. This year I will be not only cycling for all the kids and their parents, but also for Mom.

My Story

2 Jun 2024

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

Why? For 3 reasons. First, 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. Second, our family lost our baby girl, not to cancer, but I can relate to fears and unending heartache of losing a child. Thirdly, my mother was diagnosed with melanoma and is fighting hard. This year I will be riding for all the kids, their parents, and my mom.

Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.

This will be my fourth year taking part in this amazing challenge. Every year I have challenged my self to do something big. Last year, at the end of August, I challenge myself to cycle from Waterloo to Point Peele . In 8 days I did over 762 km. It was hard work with some interesting challenges, but it was also Amazing.

This Year it's all about riding the G2G (Guelph to Goodrich rail trail). ...And riding with old, and new friends. Will you join me for a ride? Every Saturday in August, and last week of August, I will be traveling along the G2G, 132km every day, with a big BIG challenge at the end (more details to come).

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. Everyone who goes on a ride with me will receive a customized medallion. Everyone who donates $200 or more, will receive a customized (Your Name on it), serving board, cutting board or a charcuterie board.

As a thank you to everyone who donates $50.00 or more, We will be hosting a BBQ on Sat Sept 14. I will also be handing out awards for those who donate $200.00 or more

Thank you for your support. It will change little lives.


My Legacy

Here's my personal impact over 4 years to fight kids' cancer and save little lives.
  • 605 km Ridden
    $1,081 Raised
  • 728 km Ridden
    $1,540 Raised
  • 1,195 km Ridden
    $4,000 Raised
2,527 km

My Challenge

  • Mom Lost the Battle
    18 Jun 2024

    Mom passed away after a courageous battle with melanoma cancer in the early hours of Monday, June 17, 2024. She was my unwavering champion from the very beginning. Last year, the three of us—Mom, Dad, and I—traveled from Waterloo to Point Pelee. While they drove the truck and camper, I cycled to raise awareness and funds for children's cancer. Each night, they set up camp and prepared for my arrival. Mom seized every chance to talk to people about the incredible journey her son was undertaking to fight childhood cancer. Thank you, Mom, for all your love and support. We love and miss you dearly.

    Mom Lost the Battle
    Posted 6 days ago
  • 104.3 km ride - Morning Ride - Tuesday, June 18, 2024
    Logged this ride 7 days ago - View on Strava
  • 105.2 km ride - G2G Doughnut run - Saturday, June 8, 2024
    Logged this ride 17 days ago - View on Strava
  • 104.6 km ride - G2G Doughnut Run - Saturday, June 1, 2024
    Logged this ride 24 days ago - View on Strava
  • 132.5 km ride - G2G Waterloo - Goderich - Saturday, May 25, 2024
    Logged this ride 31 days ago
  • 106.9 km ride - G2G Doughnut Run - Saturday, May 18, 2024
    Logged this ride 38 days ago - View on Strava
  • Anna Mae’s Doughnut Run
    6 May 2024

    Great trip on Saturday, which included Free breakfast from Millbank Hardware.

    Anna Mae’s Doughnut Run
    Posted 50 days ago
  • 104.6 km ride - Anna Mae’s Doughnut Run - Saturday, May 4, 2024
    Logged this ride 52 days ago - View on Strava
  • 31.4 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Sunday, April 28, 2024
    Logged this ride 57 days ago - View on Strava
  • 32.4 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Sunday, April 14, 2024
    Logged this ride 71 days ago - View on Strava

My Sponsors

  • S.M. Clappison
    “This is for a great cause. Keep up the hard work.”
    Received this donation 93 days ago
    Mark Hiemstra
    “Thank you for the very generous donation. Together we will make a difference in the lives of kids & parents fighting this terrible disease.”
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