Michael Rilstone

2years
Michael Rilstone
Riding in memory of Joyce Rilstone
In Australia, 3 children die of cancer every week. Please sponsor me and support my challenge to fight kids' cancer and save little lives!
I've Ridden 3,948.0 km to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 23rd
  • Province: 211th in ON
  • My Team: 1st
I've raised $3,232 My goal is $6,200 Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Joyce Rilstone

I committed my summer to participate in the Great Cycle Challenge held annually by the SickKids Foundation to help children with cancer. While I am doing it in my Mum's memory, Joyce Rilstone, who herself lost a valiant battle against the disease 40 years ago, I am also thinking every day about all who I have known and lost to the disease. And all who have suffered from it in the process, both physically and mentally. This dreaded curse on humankind must stop.

My Story

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

Because right now, cancer is the largest single killer of children from disease in Australia – over 600 children are diagnosed with cancer every year and sadly, 3 die every week.

Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.

And so I am riding and raising funds to support the Children's Medical Research Institute to continue their work into the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and finding a cure for childhood cancer.

Please support my challenge by making a donation through my fundraising page to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve.

Together, we can save little lives.

Thanks for your support.

Michael

My Challenge

  • 132.0 km ride - Marathon 31 of 31 - August 31, 2022
    Logged this ride 95 days ago
  • 168.0 km ride - Marathon 30 of 31 - August 30, 2022
    Logged this ride 96 days ago
  • 132.0 km ride - Marathon 29 of 31 - August 29, 2022
    Logged this ride 97 days ago
  • 132.0 km ride - Marathon 28 of 31 - August 28, 2022
    Logged this ride 98 days ago
  • 132.0 km ride - Marathon 27 of 31 - August 27, 2022
    Logged this ride 99 days ago
  • 132.0 km ride - Marathon 26 of 31 - August 26, 2022
    Logged this ride 100 days ago
  • 132.0 km ride - Marathon 25 of 31 - August 25, 2022
    Logged this ride 101 days ago
  • 132.0 km ride - Marathon 24 of 31 - August 24, 2022
    Logged this ride 102 days ago
  • 132.0 km ride - Marathon 23 of 31 - August 23, 2022
    Logged this ride 103 days ago
  • 132.0 km ride - Marathon 22 of 31 - August 22, 2022
    Logged this ride 104 days ago

My Sponsors

  • Dawn & Gary Farber
    “We’re with you Mike.”
    $258.75
    Received this donation 118 days ago
    Michael Rilstone
    Michael
    “Dear Dawn & Gary, I'm sitting here literally crying because of your generosity today. As an elderly person, I now feel empowered that, in my Senior years on this planet, this is a ways & means in which, right from home, I can do my part to help children with cancer, help fund new treatments for all with cancers, and of course, continue to help fund all the very elusive cures for this dreaded disease that has robbed me of my own Mum for over 40 years. Bless you both so much for being my Sponsors. Mike”
  • Darlene Giehler
    “Great Man! Great Cause!”
    $129.38
    Received this donation 182 days ago
    Michael Rilstone
    Michael
    “Oh Darlene! You sure know how to get me to tear up. Thank you so much for your kind generosity! Wish Mum was still here to watch this. But maybe she is watching. Hugs, Mike”
  • NORMAND SIMARD
    $124.20
    Received this donation 125 days ago
    Michael Rilstone
    Michael
    “Oh Normand! Such a generous donation. Thank you so much for sponsoring me. Mike”
  • Roslyn Macgregor
    “Way to go, Mike. In addition to auntie Joyce, our Gram, Emily Millicent Spicer Hamer, our Granda, Henry Hamer, my Mum, Frances Hamer Macgregor Tracy, my great-nephew's little brother, both of my godmothers - Gram's sister, Auntie Jenny and Lottie Bowes-Lyon ... plus I'm a breast cancer survivor <3. I'm so proud of you.”
    $124.20
    Received this donation 106 days ago
    Michael Rilstone
    Michael
    “Oh Ros, what a boost your donation is to me today. Indeed, like others, our own family has not escaped the scourge of this hideous disease. Having seen what it does both mentally and physically, I am driven to help the children stricken with this disease in the hopes we can help them beat it and enjoy full lives. Hugs, Mike”
  • Jeanne Denault
    “GO MIKE GO!!!”
    $103.50
    Received this donation 97 days ago
    Michael Rilstone
    Michael
    “Oh Jeanne! Marilyn and I are so humbled by your generosity to both of us today. I was riding on my bike when I saw the message from SickKids that you had made this wonderful donation. Minutes later, Mar was on her computer and she cried out when she saw you had sent in another sponsorship to her as well. Your gifts have really moved us. Hugs and more hugs, Mike”
  • Norma Lynn Murdoch
    $103.50
    Received this donation 181 days ago
    Michael Rilstone
    Michael
    “Thank you so much for this very generous sponsorship to help children with cancer! Hugs, Mike”
  • Suzanne Cote-Lishingman
    $103.50
    Received this donation 130 days ago
    Michael Rilstone
    Michael
    “Oh Suzanne! What a wonderful way to finish today. This has been a rough one as a friend received bad news about her Mom on another continent. Your sponsorship is the pick-up I needed tonight. Thank you for your kind generosity. Mike”
  • Diane Ferguson
    “Wonderful effort in a great cause. Go Mike!!!!!”
    $98.33
    Received this donation 129 days ago
    Michael Rilstone
    Michael
    “Oh Diane and Wiki! What a kind and generous sponsorship to help these children. Thank you so very much. Mike”
  • phyllis leslie
    “You are a wonderful person in all you do for people and animals!!”
    $77.63
    Received this donation 102 days ago
    Michael Rilstone
    Michael
    “Oh Phyllis, What a wonderful thing to see this morning, a lift when I most needed one. Thank you so much for your generosity. And thank you for your kind message. I get more from helping all the rescues than I could ever give them. They lift me up. Have a great day. Mike”
  • Albert Coccia
    “Good luck Mike with your goal Mike and great cause.”
    $72.45
    Received this donation 125 days ago
    Michael Rilstone
    Michael
    “Thanks so, so much for another donation this year Albert. Your generosity will help a lot of children. Mike”
  • Albert Coccia
    “Good luck on this great cause Mike”
    $72.45
    Received this donation 125 days ago
  • Albert Coccia
    “When it comes to helping children fight this dreaded disease everyone should give what they can. Great of you to take on this endeavor Mike.”
    $72.45
    Received this donation 348 days ago
    Michael Rilstone
    Michael
    “Thanks so much for your kind sponsorship Albert! You're so right. Perhaps if everyone gave what they could, we'd beat this horrid disease. Your generosity gives me a great boost in this second annual drive to help fundraise for the SickKids Foundation through this amazing Great Cycle Challenge concept. Mike”
  • Jane Lavery
    $72.45
    Received this donation 157 days ago
    Michael Rilstone
    Michael
    “Oh Jane, What a great message received just now from SickKids Foundation that they had just added you to my list of Sponsors! Thank you so, so much for your kind generosity. Hugs, Mike”
  • Anonymous
    “Thank you Michael for being such a great person.”
    $72.45
    Received this donation 334 days ago
    Michael Rilstone
    Michael
    “Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!!! For your kind generosity! Mike”
  • Anonymous
    $72.45
    Received this donation 239 days ago
    Michael Rilstone
    Michael
    “Oh my goodness! What a kind and generous donation! We never know who you are because of the anonymity, but know I will be adding you as Anonymous to my own master list this year. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you! ”
  • Anonymous
    $72.45
    Received this donation 239 days ago
    Michael Rilstone
    Michael
    “Oh my goodness! Another very kind and generous donation within minutes! As just noted on the other donation, we never know who you are because of the anonymity, but know I will be also be adding you as Anonymous to my own master list this year. And again: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you! ”
  • Judy Haddock
    “Have fun Mike, just don't over do it.”
    $64.17
    Received this donation 128 days ago
    Michael Rilstone
    Michael
    “Thanks Judy! You know I'll overdo it. LOL. Thanks for your sponsorship and kind generosity. Mike”
  • Almond (Jeff) Jefferies
    “Go get ‘em Mike”
    $51.75
    Received this donation 161 days ago
    Michael Rilstone
    Michael
    “Good Morning Jeff, What a great way to way up in the morning to see you have sponsored me in this amazing cause. Thank you so much for your generosity! Mike”
  • Carol Hilton
    “Thanks so much for raising money for a great cause. Enjoy the ride Mike.”
    $51.75
    Received this donation 125 days ago
  • Carolyn Smith
    “Go Mike!”
    $51.75
    Received this donation 157 days ago
    Michael Rilstone
    Michael
    “Carolyn, What a beautiful way to start my day! I'm just having my first coffee, waking up, doing the dog things, and now checking messages. In my mail was a notice from the SickKids Foundation that they had received your donation to sponsor me. Thank you so much for your kind generosity! Hugs, Mike ”
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