Richard Bone

Richard Bone
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 500 km
My Rankings
  • National: 280th
  • Province: 31st in AB
I've raised $154 My goal is $2,500 Donate Now

I'm Riding For

The Kids

The Kids

For ALL the kids! For my Granddaughter Kylie. "The Bug" does not have cancer, she has my heart, my soul, and every fiber of my life held in her little smile. (When she isn't being a terrorist) She is the Granddaughter I was never supposed to have met having been handed a terminal diagnosis in 2013. In Memory of Ethan Fleming of Chilliwack BC Ethan Fleming, a young man I met early in my battle. He endured more than anyone should ever need to, let alone a child. He had grown into a handsome young man inspiring all around him, and beyond. From recurring cancer, to aggressive recurring infections, and several months long hospital stays, Ethan and his family showed a determination, and LOVE, that inspires all. R.I.P. Ethan, Thank You for all the inspiration.

My Story

26 May 2024

I May Have Cancer, But Cancer Doesn't Have Me!

In the 11+ years I have been fighting the various, sometimes repeating forms of cancer, I have learned a lot about myself, and how Strong a person can be when it is really needed. That is why I dedicate my riding to helping the kids who are forced to fight this terrible disease in hospital instead of playing outside with their friends.

It's been a long, long, long decade......

2012 Stage IV Colon cancer mets to liver, lymph nodes - Removed 2/3 large intestine, 2 large chunks from liver, appendix and gall bladder

2013 June Terminal with 5% chance making it past 1 year.

2015 Bladder cancer

2016 Bladder cancer

2017 Squamous Cell carcinoma throat, mouth, tongue - 19.5 hour surgery to remove L&R tonsils, part of tongue, left side of throat, soft pallet, 348 lymph nodes from neck, 6 weeks daily radiation, 1 1/2 years learning how to eat, lifetime swallowing issues with choking hazard.

2018 bladder cancer, 2.5 years BCG Therapy

2022 May, bladder cancer, kidney tumor

2022 August 16, removed kidney, ureter, and small piece of bladder

2023 September - New tumor found in my urethrae.

2023, October - Trans-urethral tumor resection (Friday 13th.)

2023 November - Update from urologist re: pathology......

2024 - Continued 2 year schedule of chemo for bladder/urethra......

Thank You from the bottom of my heart for your support. It really does mean the world to me, and so many others.

Read my story, and much more...

#IAmBone #NobodyFightsAlone #iwontbackdown #TomorrowsCoffee

My Legacy

Here's my personal impact over 4 years to fight kids' cancer and save little lives.
  • Ridden
  • Ridden
    $2,538 Raised
  • 1,188 km Ridden
    $5,827 Raised
1,233 km

My Challenge

  • 6.0 km ride - Monday Ride w/Lisa and the girls. - Monday, May 27, 2024
    Logged this ride 2 days ago - View on Strava
  • 7.0 km ride - Late afternoon energy release… - Sunday, May 26, 2024
    Logged this ride 3 days ago - View on Strava
  • 11.2 km ride - Sunday Mornng - Sunday, May 26, 2024
    Logged this ride 3 days ago - View on Strava
  • 4.7 km ride - Pup Ride Saturday - Saturday, May 25, 2024
    Logged this ride 4 days ago - View on Strava
  • International Day of Families
    15 May 2024

    How does YOUR support help?

    Today marks the International Day of Families.

    On this special day, we want to say THANK YOU for being a part of the GCC community and supporting families impacted by cancer. 🙏

    Every year, more than 1,700 Canadian families receive the heartbreaking news, "your child has cancer".

    But your support in Great Cycle Challenge is giving these families hope that safer and more effective treatments can be found to fight kids' cancer and save little lives. ❤️

    Today, we want to show how your fundraising efforts have helped a courageous little girl and her family...

    Iris was diagnosed with refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia in June 2022, when she was only 3 years old.

    Over the past 3 years I have participated in the Great Cycle Challenge Canada. With your support we have helped Canadian children, and their families as they fight cancer. Children just like Iris should be outside playing, not in hospital fighting for their little lives.

    That is why I have participated.

    Year #1 I was too weak from years of treatments to make much impact.

    Year #2 I had a bladder tumor removed and then in the middle of the official Great Cycle Challenge Canada I was in hospital to have a kidney removed.

    Year #3 I rode from Canmore Alberta over the mountains to Vancouver. I also had another tumor removed from my urethra when I got home.

    This is Year #4. Let's make it a cancer free year as I try to ride 500km through the month of August, and raise $2500 to help kids like Iris.

    International Day of Families
    Posted 14 days ago
  • May Kick-Off!
    11 May 2024

    The first week of May wasn't spectacular...

    Now that we seem to have turned the weather corner, and sunshine is a more common sight, everything is greening up, and warming up! The added warmth makes it much nicer to get out and be more active.

    We have been on a couple rides this spring, and have been able to bring the girls along on a couple rides now that I have pulled my trailer out of the garage. The dogs love being a part of our family, and genuinely seem to enjoy the exercise from a solid trot along the river paths. Piper was tired enough to accept a free ride the first day out.... LOL Kimber came a second day with me alone and showed her true loyalty. Once on the path with noone around I let her off the leash and she just stayed right with me, uninterested in doing anything but run with me.

    This is the kind of dog everyone should have.

    May Kick-Off!
    Posted 18 days ago
  • 4.0 km ride - Pup Run - Friday, May 10, 2024
    Logged this ride 19 days ago - View on Strava
  • 12.6 km ride - Morning ramble. - Friday, May 10, 2024
    Logged this ride 19 days ago - View on Strava
  • 5.4 km ride - Piper was pooped! - Thursday, May 9, 2024
    Logged this ride 20 days ago - View on Strava
  • $100 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just raised $100 to fight kids' cancer and achieved DEFENDER LEVEL in the challenge! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 27 days ago

My Sponsors

  • Doug Rodenbush
    “I know it's not a lot but it comes from my tiny little cold heart. Ride safe brother, I'm rootin' for ya. @__~ <3”
    Received this donation 27 days ago
    Richard Bone
    “Thank You for your continued support my friend!”
  • Faye Mock
    Received this donation 27 days ago
    Richard Bone
    “Thanks Faye!”
  • Richard Bone
    “Kicking things off with my own personal donation to fight kids' cancer!”
    Received this donation 147 days ago
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