Amy Jasper

Amy Jasper
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 750.5 km to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 104th
  • Province: 19th in BC
I've raised $3,200 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

My Story

This June, 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.

Amy

My Challenge

  • $2500!!
    30 Jun 2019

    Last night I was doing a big push to invite people to donate as I was so close to my fundraising goal. I posted on Facebook. I posted on Instagram. I sent private Facebook messages to people who I thought might have missed my previous posts this month.

    I was only $281 away from my goal to raise $2500!! I was so close, I could taste it!!

    You can imagine my astonishment and my surprise when I received a message that I had reached $2500. I couldn't believe it! I had to look for myself!!

    And there it was. $2500 raised to fund research to help in the fight against childhood cancer! I blinked hard, but it still said $2500. I refreshed the page. Yup. Still $2500!

    We actually did it!

    And it's all because of you!

    You supported and encouraged me in this challenge. Some of you offered kind words of encouragement, some rode along side me, some fed me, and some donated. Everyone who cheered me on one way or another played an important role in this story. You are the heroes. You are the ones who made this happen. You are the ones who are going to change what cancer looks like in the future. You are change-makers!

    I invited you and you showed up. You showed up!!

    Thank you so much for making this happen!! Words cannot express my delight!

    My heart overflows!

    $2500!!
    Posted 54 days ago
  • $2,500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $2,500 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 55 days ago
  • 22.8 km ride - I finished my riding goal!! Whahoo!! - Tuesday, June 25, 2019
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  • 36.3 km ride - When the weather cooperated - Monday, June 24, 2019
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  • So close to completing my riding goal!
    23 Jun 2019

    I have pedaled 691km so far this June! I can hardly believe it! I am so close to reaching my goal of 750km for the Great Cycle Challenge!

    I have been overjoyed with the support and encouragement received through friends offering to ride with me, others who are cheering me on with words like "whoohoo!", "so proud of you", and "you got this!!", and the generosity of donations to help me reach my fundraising goal. I was delighted to have a friend surprise me with home made buns one day as a special way to encourage me and show her support. I am so grateful for everyone who has supported me so far in all these ways.

    I'm not done, yet!! I have 59km to complete my riding goal. We have a family trip out of town that prevents me from riding for the last 4 days of June, which is why I have planned my rides to meet my goal before we have to leave. I had to push extra hard to meet my riding goal in time! But, yes, I've "got this" and am so excited to sit back and marvel at the results of my sore legs and the hours spent on my bike.

    This June, I have ridden enough kilometers, that I could have more than made it to Calgary!! I have burned over 16,400 calories! I have been on my bike for over 41 hours! WOW! I didn't know I could do that!

    The kids with cancer who are fighting for their lives have so much more endurance than I do. They are dealing with hours in the hospital, hours in appointments, hours in surgery, hours of pain, hours of feeling sick and scared, and their little bodies have had to endure so many needles and pokes and tubes. Their parents have spent hours in traffic getting to appointments, in hospital chairs waiting for test results, talking with health care professionals about medication and treatment options and what side effects to expect to see their child struggle through. They have to endure and push and just keep going until they get the green light - if they get the green light. Many children don't make it. This is not okay. We can make their experience better. We can fund the research and find a cure. I truly believe that!

    I've met my fundraising goal of $1500 and that is a shout out to all of YOU who have donated to make that happen!! Thank you!

    I might be nearly finished my cycle challenge, but I'm not done fundraising! I have increased my goal to $2500. It's a lofty goal for the last week of the month and I might not make it, but I want to keep pushing.

    The Great Cycle Challenge has a very special Hero Jersey for riders who meet the $2500 goal. I would love to reach that and be able to have a physical representation of my hard work this month. I have pushed my body beyond what I ever thought it could do. You have donated and supported me and cheered me on. Now I'm hoping to be able to reach what feels impossible - kind of like how a cure for cancer sometimes feels impossible. To reach the $2500 goal, there needs to be another $790 in donations coming in by the end of the month. That's not impossible, not really. That's just 20 more people donating $40 each.

    I will finish my last kilometers in the next few days and I will ride knowing that all the donations, whether they reach my new goal or not, are going to make a difference. We are making headway toward a cure and we are all heroes in our own way, helping kids in their fight against cancer.

    So close to completing my riding goal!
    Posted 61 days ago
  • 43.7 km ride - My phone died, so I had to calculate my distance using my Strava app. GRR. - June 21, 2019

    From Kelowna to Honda Dealership

    Logged this ride 61 days ago
  • 56.0 km ride - Kelowna to Coldstream. - Saturday, June 22, 2019
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  • 55.8 km ride - Caught in the rain - Thursday, June 20, 2019
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  • 43.4 km ride - My legs are complaining - Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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  • 2.4 km ride - Pick up from school - Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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  • Scheduling my rides
    18 Jun 2019

    It's getting more and more difficult to make time for my riding as my body is getting tired and I'm experiencing some added pressure in this stretch of the month. The vehicle we've had for the last 10 years needs a new transmission, but the cost of the repair is more than our van is worth. So, we are currently doing life with one vehicle and in the process of researching for a new (used) family vehicle. This, on top of regular family stress with year end school functions and celebrations, my other life obligations starting to pile up with all my focus being taken up with my riding, and trying to keep it all organized, is definitely starting to wear me down. It's exhausting! But my challenge is only a month. I am grateful that it has an end. I'm grateful to know that I only have to push a little bit longer, but it reminds me that cancer doesn't give you nice tidy time-lines like this.

    There isn't a definite end date when families can relax and return to normal. They are holding their breath, waiting for good news. They are hoping that this time, the remission will be long enough to be able to say that the cancer won't come back. They are struggling to manage the financial strain, the emotional stress, the mental fatigue, the time off work, the appointments out of town, managing the side effects, the fear, the tears, the pokes, the pain, the trying to hold it all together.

    I might have to ride into the evening sometimes, or split my riding into two or three rides per day just to work around obligations. I only have to do that for less than two more weeks. I can push just a little longer.

    Your donations are making a difference for me. I can almost hear you cheering me on! But more importantly, your donations are making a difference for the kids. I want you to know that. This is no small thing. Your donation, whether $2 or $2000, will enable the research to keep going. They will find better treatments that target the cancer with fewer side effects. They will be able to provide more effective care for the kids and their families. I believe that they will, one day, find that missing piece that leads them to finally eradicate cancer forever.

    So, thank you to those who have donated so far and to everyone who has been cheering me on. If you keep up the encouragement, then I will keep up the riding! I still have 260km to go! I can do this! (thanks to your support!)

    Scheduling my rides
    Posted 66 days ago
  • 42.5 km ride - A windy evening ride - Monday, June 17, 2019
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    Logged this ride 67 days ago
  • 12.4 km ride - Up from dinner - Sunday, June 16, 2019
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  • 18.0 km ride - Ride to dinner - Sunday, June 16, 2019
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  • 10.3 km ride - Rode to Church - Sunday, June 16, 2019
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  • 46.2 km ride - KVR with Wendy - Friday, June 14, 2019
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    Logged this ride 70 days ago
  • 2.1 km ride - Just a short ride taking my daughter to school - Friday, June 14, 2019
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  • $1,000 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $1,000 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 70 days ago
  • Getting tired
    12 Jun 2019

    This week has been tough. My legs are complaining, my butt is complaining, and my body feels weak and fatigued.

    But I will keep going because kids don't get to say, " I'm tired. I think I'll take a break from cancer for a while." They push through. They keep fighting. For all that they must endure, at the very least, I can push myself to ride my bike for a month!

    Because of the donations received so far, I have earned this year's Great Cycle Challenge cycling jersey! I'm checking the mailbox everyday in hopes that it has arrived. I can't wait to wear it!

    Thank you so much for all the donations and support. Without donations, I am just a crazy lady on a bike!! There's no way I could keep up this pace without having you cheering me on!

    Getting tired
    Posted 73 days ago
  • 36.1 km ride - Around the town - Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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    Logged this ride 73 days ago
  • 39.5 km ride - Greenway and beside the lake - Monday, June 10, 2019
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  • 45.3 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Sunday, June 9, 2019
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    Logged this ride 75 days ago
  • 40.4 km ride - Airport to downtown and back again plus a little bit more. - Saturday, June 8, 2019
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    Logged this ride 76 days ago
  • 36.1 km ride - Airport to downtown Kelowna and back on the rail trail - Thursday, June 6, 2019
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    Logged this ride 78 days ago
  • 40.0 km ride - Oyama to Coldstream on the Rail Trail - Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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    Logged this ride 79 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $500 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 80 days ago
  • 40.1 km ride - When I ran into my Dad - Tuesday, June 4, 2019
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    Logged this ride 80 days ago
  • 36.9 km ride - Ride to Bertram Creek Park with Rachel - Sunday, June 2, 2019
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    Logged this ride 82 days ago
  • 44.3 km ride - First ride for the Great cycle Challenge - Saturday, June 1, 2019
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    Logged this ride 83 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $250 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 84 days ago
  • Getting ready
    15 May 2019

    I rode my bike today while wearing the jersey that I earned from the Great Cycle Challenge last year. I'm pretty pumped for the challenge, but 750km in one month is going to be tough for me. I'm only going the distance to raise money for the cause and I will need all the support I can get.

    But, I have to say, this challenge is absolutely meaningless compared to what the kids and their families are experiencing who are fighting cancer. Kids deserve better. I hope you will donate to help the kids and their families have the best medical care possible to fight their best fight. Maybe I'm naive, but I believe, with enough funding, we can find better treatments and yes, even a cure!

    Getting ready
    Posted 100 days ago
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