The ROCKRIDE was created in 2004, after founders Bob & Lori Thomas lost their daughter Samantha to Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma just before her third birthday. The annual event has raised over $510,000 for childhood cancer research, as directed by the C17 Research Fund & Childhood Cancer Canada. The C17 Fund directly supports various research projects at the 17 Children’s hospitals across Canada.
Childhood Cancer Canada and Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation recently announced plans to create a new unified foundation, combining efforts for more positive outcomes for families fighting childhood cancer in Canada
Because 1700 children are diagnosed with cancer every year.
Because over 15,000 children will be diagnosed in the USA.
Because 1 in 5 of them won't survive and those that do often have life-long health issues due to their treatment.
CUZ KIDS SHOULDN'T NEED CHEMO!!!
Childhood Cancer Canada and Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation's mission is to change the face of childhood cancer in Canada so that no more parents hear the words "your child has cancer"
Knights on Bikes will be collecting teddy bears and distributing them to children in local hospitals.
So on event day please bring with you one or more teddy bears and bring a smile to a child in hospital!