What is Dan’s 24 Hour Ride For Kids With Cancer Society? Here are details straight from the Facebook Page dedicated to this charity event which starts tonight (Friday May 3rd at 5PM) and ends Sunday May 5th at 3:30PM.
Dan’s 24-Hour Ride (Bad Math edition) is a Kids With Cancer fundraiser. From Friday, May 3rd to Sunday, May 5th help us raise funds by riding a spin bike (or your personal bike on your trainer) indoors at Exist Fitness in Sherwood Park.
This year Dan will be riding for 30 hours, so come support by riding beside him as much as you want or even just come hangout. Dan will then start riding 6:45am Saturday, May 4th and will complete 30-hours on his bicycle around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 (riding 2.5 hrs intervals with 15 minute breaks).
There will be a silent auction; many riders participating throughout the entire ride time, live DJs, late night movies and a Sunday BBQ sponsored by Red Robin.
— Family Fun night and ride starts at 5 p.m. Friday, May 3. Parents can ride, there will be two movie viewings, and the silent auction will be on.
— Dan will start his 30-hour ride at 6:45 a.m. Saturday, May 4th and complete the ride around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5.
— 24-Hour Riders will start at noon on Saturday, May 4 and complete at around 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5. Anyone wanting to ride throughout the event is welcome…
— Sunday, May 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. BBQ sponsored by Red Robin.
— DJ on location Saturday night and Sunday midday to keep the energy going.
— Silent Auction opens Friday, May 3 at 6 p.m. and closes at noon on Sunday, May 5.
All of the money raised from Dan’s 24-Hour Ride goes directly to families who need financial support while their child is battling cancer. The costs can be exorbitant and some families face extreme financial hardship in a dark valley they are already traveling through. The Kids with Cancer Society provides fifty programs to families during their cancer battle and we can provide hope in a small way through this ride
Behind every inspirational journey there tends to be a story that inspires it. Daniel O’Neill, the man riding the bike for the 30 hours, shared one of the many stories that inspire him on this journey, now in its 5th year:
Would you like more background on this event? Daniel’s own words:
If you wish to donate but cannot make it to the event, HERE is the link to his Tour of Hope page.
I have signed up to ride tomorrow from 9AM to 10AM. This is only one hour. One hour of my day and then I can go back to my life as “usual”. Daniel has dedicated hundreds of hours over the last five years to this event and this cause. Despite all of the same day-to-day life challenges we all have, he has never wavered from his goals. I’ve been “social media friends” with Daniel for over a year now, he truly is a man that pushes the borders of courage and living life to the fullest.