Rick Matheson

Rick Matheson
Cancer is the largest killer of kids in Canada, 27 children are diagnosed every week. Please support my challenge to fight kids' cancer! Thank-you Sponsors!
I've Ridden 1,294.6 km to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 5th
  • Province: 2nd in ON
  • My Team: 2nd
I've raised $23,635.40 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

My Story

5 Jun 2022

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.

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.

Please support me by making a donation to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve.

Your support will change little lives.

Thank you.

My Challenge

  • 9.1 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Tuesday, November 8, 2022
    Logged this ride 26 days ago
  • 22.3 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Sunday, October 30, 2022
    Logged this ride 35 days ago
  • 29.6 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, October 29, 2022
    Logged this ride 36 days ago
  • 46.1 km ride - Marco Island Post Ian - Wednesday, October 26, 2022
    Logged this ride 39 days ago
  • 0.5 km ride - Morning Ride - Monday, October 10, 2022
    Logged this ride 55 days ago
  • 42.5 km ride - Perth / Smith Falls / Ottawa Lake - Wednesday, October 5, 2022
    Logged this ride 60 days ago
  • 19.7 km ride - Lunch Ride - Sunday, October 2, 2022
    Logged this ride 63 days ago
  • 20.5 km ride - Lunch Ride - Sunday, October 2, 2022
    Logged this ride 63 days ago
  • 24.4 km ride - Lunch Ride - Monday, September 26, 2022
    Logged this ride 69 days ago
  • 42.0 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Saturday, September 17, 2022
    Logged this ride 78 days ago

My Sponsors

  • RP Investment Advisors LP
    “We are honored to support”
    $5,175
    Received this donation 115 days ago
    Rick Matheson
    Rick
    “Wow, that's a nice surprise to wake up to. I really appreciate your guys support. Richard & Mike, your generous donation has pushed my fundraising efforts past $20,000. This total blows away my original goal of raising $500.00. It's been a while since I have felt so driven and inspired, and the best thing is, its for a great cause. Thanks for making Fighting Kids' Cancer part of your company's philanthropic efforts.”
  • Rick & Susan Matheson
    “80% of the way to my goal.”
    $2,000
    Received this donation 186 days ago
    Rick Matheson
    Rick
    “Thanks Susan!”
  • Anonymous
    $1,242
    Received this donation 144 days ago
    Rick Matheson
    Rick
    “Wow, thank-you Mr. Anonymous for your extremely generous donation. I will heed your advice and cap my cycling pledge at 500 km as I would like to try this again next year 😉. I have not ridden 500 km in a month before, but I did ride 103 km in one day last year. I am looking forward to completing the task, and really appreciate your support in helping me Fight Kids' Cancer for Toronto Sick Kids Foundation.”
  • Kick Cancer's Butt Day matched donation
    “Here's your matched donation made possible by the generosity of long-time SickKids Foundation supporters, the Garron family. THANK YOU so much for your awesome efforts to kick cancer's butt!”
    $1,091.40
    Received this donation 115 days ago
    Rick Matheson
    Rick
    “The Garron Family. Thank -you very much for your generosity in supporting this important charity. This is my first year riding/fundraising and it feels great to watch the amount of donations grow. ”
  • Alam Pirani
    $538.20
    Received this donation 70 days ago
    Rick Matheson
    Rick
    “Alam, nice chatting with you this morning. Thank-you so much for your generous donation. It was a great experience to dedicate time, energy and effort to this important charity.”
  • robert ezer
    “awesome effort Rick, happy to support you and the cause. Cheers, Robert”
    $520
    Received this donation 110 days ago
    Rick Matheson
    Rick
    “Robert, many thanks for your generous donation. I am glad you have had a positive experience with Toronto Sick Kids, truly a world class facility. My momentum is building by the day and it is really driving me to foster support for Fighting Kids' Cancer, and attaining my goal of riding 500km in August. I am only 68 km short of 500, so I will knock it off this weekend with some fun rides along the Ottawa River, Rideau Canal and the train track route through the middle of the St. Lawrence River near Nun's Island in Montreal.”
  • Anonymous
    $517.50
    Received this donation 181 days ago
    Rick Matheson
    Rick
    “Dear Anonymous. Thank you so much for your most generous donation. Thank-you for identifying yourself to permit me to thank-you personally. It was nice to catch up with today, and good luck with all the ventures you have on the go!”
  • Michael Young
    $500
    Received this donation 116 days ago
    Rick Matheson
    Rick
    “Michael, thank-you for your generous donation and supporting me in Fighting Kids' Cancer. Your donation today has pushed me through $13,500 for this important charity. I always enjoyed working with you, but not so much competing against you! From one deal junkie to another although you clearly outlasted me. Take care, and thanks again. ”
  • Tamara Lawson
    “Great to see you supporting such an important cause and enjoy doing it!”
    $500
    Received this donation 105 days ago
    Rick Matheson
    Rick
    “Tamara & Jeffrey, thank-you so much for your generous donation, and for supporting my quest to be a top fundraiser for this important charity on behalf of Toronto SIck Kids Foundation. Susan and I look forward to getting out for a game and dinner with you and Jeffrey in September. August is a little busy riding, 599 km and counting .......”
  • The Milestone Group
    $500
    Received this donation 116 days ago
    Rick Matheson
    Rick
    “Robert, Jeffrey and the rest of the Milestone team, thank-you so much for your generous donation. I appreciate it as do all the Kid's Fighting Cancer. I enjoyed working with you guys, and I am glad things worked out so well.”
  • Beryl D'Andrade
    “Well done Rick !!!”
    $414
    Received this donation 99 days ago
    Rick Matheson
    Rick
    “Bee, thank-you so much for your generous support!!!! I have enjoyed participating in this important cause - $7.6 million raised so far, 15,809 riders, 2.4 million km pedalled!”
  • Costas Menegakis
    $310.50
    Received this donation 156 days ago
    Rick Matheson
    Rick
    “Thank-you Costas for your generous donation! Yesterday was the fastest that I have achieved my next donation target which was $7,000. You have now pushed me to ride 400 km for the month of August and my new donation target is $7,500. Awesome. TSK and Kid's Fighting Cancer thanks you.”
  • Michael Forsayeth
    “Great cause Rick. We have the easy bit….. donating money. You have the tough bit. Good luck’”
    $300
    Received this donation 116 days ago
    Rick Matheson
    Rick
    “Michael, Thank-you for your generous donation. That's awesome!!!! This is my first time actively fundraising (other than when I was at RBC), and I have been working hard, both physically, and mentally, with many friends jumping on board to support this great cause. I am not sure where my km's ridden will end for the month, but if I followed my original formula, I would now be up to 725 km. 150km original pledge for $2,500, increased 25 km for every $500 of additional donations. Closing in on $14,000 ..... See you on the Links.”
  • Neil Labatte
    “Keep it in high gear.”
    $300
    Received this donation 110 days ago
    Rick Matheson
    Rick
    “Neil, thank-you for your generous donation in support of Fighting Kids' Cancer. This is my first time in a personal fundraising role and I have found it quite rewarding and invigorating. I always was a deal junkie, and this has helped satisfy that urge. My most exciting emails are getting a notification that another donation has arrived. I trust you are doing well, and I will set up a game with Luke, and either Tim or Jim from the famous Brown Hockey Team.”
  • John Donald
    “Bravo Rick!”
    $279.78
    Received this donation 183 days ago
    Rick Matheson
    Rick
    “John, thank-you so much for your generous support. It's great to hear from you and I will likely see you at TIFF as been our tradition. You pushed me over $3,500 in my fourth day of fundraising, and I have now bumped up my fundraising target go $4,000 and increased the number of km I have pledged to ride to 225 km for the month of August. Onward and upward!!!!”
  • Rael Diamond
    $265
    Received this donation 150 days ago
    Rick Matheson
    Rick
    “Rael, WOW, that's was a quick response, and a very generous donation. Thank-you for sponsoring with me in this important cause. I did my longest training run today at 52 km. Working hard to build up my stamina as the donations pour in, and my cycling km pledge increases. I am invigorated to support this great cause.”
  • Allan Kimberley
    $258.75
    Received this donation 180 days ago
    Rick Matheson
    Rick
    “Allan my good old buddy. That was a very productive 3 hour lunch for me today, you paid for lunch, and pushed me over my next hurdle of $5,500. AWESOME. Upon reaching the most recent milestone, my km pledge is now up to 325 km for the month of August. I had better make sure my bike is well tuned up before the month starts. And yet you are another friend who is passionate about fundraising causes, having served on the board of various charitable organizations over the years including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Ontario Science Centre. Fantastic work! And another Marcil Trust Alumni!”
  • Armand Des Rosiers
    “Rick, Congratulations for your involvement. Great cause! Keep on riding! Armand”
    $258.75
    Received this donation 155 days ago
    Rick Matheson
    Rick
    “Armand Merci Beaucoup, very nice of you. Looking forward to seeing you next time you are in Toronto”
  • Bruce Mackay
    “Way to go, Rick. Great cause. Glad to help you reach your goal. cheers Bruce”
    $258.75
    Received this donation 145 days ago
    Rick Matheson
    Rick
    “Bruce, thank-you so much for your generous support for this important cause, and your sound financial advice over the last 30 years! You have bumped me up to a new target, $9,000 and 475 km.”
  • Jerry Patava
    $258.75
    Received this donation 115 days ago
    Rick Matheson
    Rick
    “Jerry, thank you for your generous donation and supporting my efforts to fight Kids' cancer. I have many fond memories of the time we spent together, and looking forward to seeing you soon.”
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