Arden Virnig

8years
Arden Virnig
Riding in memory of Mary Catherine Virnig
Cancer is the biggest killer of kids from disease in the USA, 38 children die every week. Please donate now and support my challenge to fight kids' cancer!
I've Ridden 1,090.7 mi to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 17th
  • State: 2nd in MN
I've raised $15,829 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Mary Catherine Virnig

Mary Catherine Virnig

Mary was my daughter, she died on Thanksgiving day 2010 from complications of the treatment for ganglionueroblastoma. Mary fought hard for 41/2 years after her diagnosis. She was a great athlete and student, she loved her family and friends. These young people left never to spend their lives with their families. You can still visit Mary's Caring bridge site and learn of her battle.

My Story

18 Aug 2022

This September, I am taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer!

Why? Because right now, cancer is the biggest killer of children from disease in the United States. Over 15,700 children are diagnosed every year, and sadly, 38 children die of cancer every week.

Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.

So I am raising funds through my challenge to help these kids and support Children's Cancer Research Fund to allow them to continue their work to develop lifesaving treatments and find 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

  • 38.3 mi ride - Friday, September 30, 2022
    Logged this ride 66 days ago
  • 22.3 mi ride - Thursday, September 29, 2022
    Logged this ride 67 days ago
  • 24.1 mi ride - Wednesday, September 28, 2022
    Logged this ride 68 days ago
  • 21.2 mi ride - Over the hill - Tuesday, September 27, 2022
    Logged this ride 69 days ago
  • 31.7 mi ride - Winds still Blowin' - Monday, September 26, 2022
    Logged this ride 70 days ago
  • 40.0 mi ride - Gotta love a tailwind - Sunday, September 25, 2022
    Logged this ride 71 days ago
  • 38.3 mi ride - Saturday, September 24, 2022
    Logged this ride 72 days ago
  • 37.5 mi ride - Friday, September 23, 2022
    Logged this ride 73 days ago
  • 53.1 mi ride - Thursday, September 22, 2022
    Logged this ride 74 days ago
  • 35.2 mi ride - Wednesday, September 21, 2022
    Logged this ride 75 days ago

My Sponsors

  • Kick Cancer's Butt Day matched donation
    “Here's your matched donation from a group of wonderful Children's Cancer Research Fund supporters. THANK YOU so much for your awesome efforts to kick cancer's butt!”
    $3,551.48
    Received this donation 81 days ago
    Arden Virnig
    Arden
    “Thank-you for the work you do to recruit sponsors for kick butt day.”
  • Patti Hook Virnig
    $1,035
    Received this donation 81 days ago
    Arden Virnig
    Arden
    “Thanks Hon I couldn't you without your help.”
  • Janice A Lee-Virnig
    “We saw a little rain in the forecast but we know that won't slow you down! Thanks for your relentless dedication to this cause.”
    $538.20
    Received this donation 73 days ago
    Arden Virnig
    Arden
    “Thank-you Janice and Terry it was cold and and windy today. 37.5 miles, 50 degrees, 15 mph, and rain. I would do it forever if it meant I could take away an hour of what Mary suffered through for four years. I will work as long as my legs last to relieve some other family from suffering what our family did.”
  • Erin Novak
    $517.50
    Received this donation 111 days ago
    Arden Virnig
    Arden
    “Thanks Erin I see you as a true testament of why we need to work to save every kid who faces Cancer. You are a true poster child.”
  • Sheila Galegher
    “Ride strong!”
    $517.50
    Received this donation 87 days ago
    Arden Virnig
    Arden
    “Sheila thanks so much, someday we will be done fighting our battle with covid and visit you guys.”
  • Veronica Ives-Virnig
    “There can be no greater goal than ending the pain and loss of childhood cancer.”
    $517.50
    Received this donation 81 days ago
    Arden Virnig
    Arden
    “Thanks Bon I know Mary and Gary are a team above us.”
  • Charlene Dahlgren
    “Cash donation from Charlene”
    $500
    Received this donation 61 days ago
    Arden Virnig
    Arden
    “Thank -you Charlene”
  • Marion Veason
    $500
    Received this donation 82 days ago
    Arden Virnig
    Arden
    “Thanks for your support of all our children Marion.”
  • Mille Lacs Area Health Foundation
    “$500.00 cash donation.”
    $500
    Received this donation 54 days ago
  • Tom and Sue Bracken
    “Tom and Sue you have been our mentors and Friends you helped us through our darkest days as we faced Mary's battle thank-you”
    $500
    Received this donation 90 days ago
    Arden Virnig
    Arden
    “Thanks Tom and Sue It is time to start enjoying that retirement Tom.”
  • Jessica Virnig
    “Good luck Uncle Arden! We're all rooting for you!”
    $310.50
    Received this donation 83 days ago
    Arden Virnig
    Arden
    “Jess thank-you so much. Thank-you for all you have done in the battle against Covid, I know you do the best for your patients.”
  • Cathy Donovan
    $274.28
    Received this donation 81 days ago
    Arden Virnig
    Arden
    “Thanks Cathy, thanks for understanding my need to do this ride.”
  • Christine Meyer
    “Arden, you inspire me in so many ways! Best Big Brother ever! Love you lots. Keep ahead of those bears.”
    $274.28
    Received this donation 81 days ago
    Arden Virnig
    Arden
    “Thank-you Tina. I did the children's sermon last week about setting goals and the reason that I cannot stop and need to help the search. I looked at the two youngest kids and I couldn't go on. The thought of those kidsfacing cancer left me wordless.”
  • Jan and Tom Hardel
    “Thinking of you... and Mary..... Happy trails, Arden :)”
    $274.28
    Received this donation 105 days ago
    Arden Virnig
    Arden
    “Thanks so much you guys, in my opening to my ride this year I stated I am only carrying memories. It is so fantastic that so many of those memories include the Hardel family.”
  • Linda and John Kaufmann
    “Thanks for riding every year to remind us that the fight against cancer is on-going and needs our support. A great way to honor Mary... Linda and John”
    $274.28
    Received this donation 81 days ago
    Arden Virnig
    Arden
    “My goal is that we produce treatments that if any children suffer from the diagnosis of cancer there are reasonable and safe treatments to give the children the best chance for their survival and health. Thank you for your support.”
  • sheri springer
    “Keep up the good work Dr Virnig, I think this is an AWESOME thing you do!”
    $274.28
    Received this donation 80 days ago
    Arden Virnig
    Arden
    “Thanks so much for your support Sheri.”
  • Dominic Ehman
    “Much love from all of us!”
    $258.75
    Received this donation 81 days ago
    Arden Virnig
    Arden
    “Thanks Ehman's had a great little canoe trip.”
  • Donna Virnig
    “Keep on pedaling, Arden! You are an inspiration!”
    $207
    Received this donation 81 days ago
    Arden Virnig
    Arden
    “My goal continues to be for us to find safe and effective treatments for Childhood cancers. Thank-you for your support.”
  • Emma Nelson
    “Arden you are such an inspiration! We love you!”
    $207
    Received this donation 81 days ago
    Arden Virnig
    Arden
    “Emma thank-you so much, you cannot know what it means to me having Mary's best friend continue this fight.”
  • Ila ,Bill,Amy & Tim Rogers
    “Keep riding,love that you do this in honor of your daughter.”
    $207
    Received this donation 98 days ago
    Arden Virnig
    Arden
    “Thank you to the whole Rogers clan. We hope to make it to some volleyball matches this year.”
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