James Spahn

6years
James Spahn
Riding in memory of +Destiny Rodriguez (2001-2015)
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 107.8 mi to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 106th
  • State: 1st in Overseas
I've raised $6,050 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

I'm Riding For

+Destiny Rodriguez (2001-2015)

+Destiny Rodriguez (2001-2015)

You're an inspiration for me, Destiny!

My Story

21 Jun 2022

This September, I am taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer for the SIXTH year in a row!

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. With my personal struggle to kick cancer, I'm especially pumped to help these kids at the beginning of their lives suffering from something that usually comes at my age!

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 help make a BIG change for little lives.

Thank you.

My Challenge

  • 6.8 mi ride - Rode 6.77 mi on 11/21/22 - Monday, November 21, 2022
    Logged this ride 14 days ago
  • WE DID IT!
    1 Oct 2022

    Not only did you all smash this year's collection goal by 20% you were part of my all time record for Kids' Cancer Research! Kudos to you! And in spite of the hurricane and repairs to the bike trail I was able to get in my 100 miles (just a few hours late).

    You should feel great about our effort together. Thank you!

    Jim

    WE DID IT!
    Posted 64 days ago
  • 8.4 mi ride - Rode 8.42 mi on 10/01/22 - Saturday, October 1, 2022
    Logged this ride 65 days ago
  • 22.1 mi ride - Rode 22.13 mi on 09/26/22 - Monday, September 26, 2022
    Logged this ride 69 days ago
  • Thanks Fiona....
    25 Sep 2022

    Well, thanks to Fiona, I lost a weekend of biking. Also, this past week the biking trail was closed for maintenance. I'm still within striking distance of my 100 mile goal, and we are pretty darn close to my revised fundraising goal. Let's go for it! ONE WEEK LEFT!

    Thanks Fiona....
    Posted 71 days ago
  • $6.74 away from my all-time fundraising record!
    15 Sep 2022

    This will be easy as pie to break my previous one-month record of $5,806.73 set in 2018, my last ride in Minneapolis. You folks blow my mind! Thanks for the super support you have shown during the Great Cycle Challenge.

    Now, I just need to finish my part! We have a tropical storm heading our way, so I may not be able to ride this weekend. We'll see!

    P.S. The photo of me with the bike raised over my head is from 2018, when I reached my previous all-time record. I'm not sure I can still lift a bike over my head!

    $6.74 away from my all-time fundraising record!
    Posted 81 days ago
  • You made that goal easy. Let's up it....there's still two weeks left!!!
    15 Sep 2022

    Wow. I have the best sponsors. You all "kicked butt" all right! You made it look easy. How about we shoot for $6K? With our matching gifts added in it shouldn't be that hard. Let's see!

    You made that goal easy. Let's up it....there's still two weeks left!!!
    Posted 81 days ago
  • $5,000 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $5,000 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 81 days ago
  • Already WAY over last year's fundraising!
    14 Sep 2022

    You guys rock! We're definitely breaking records. I'm so grateful for your generosity to help kick cancer's butt! We're in line for a new personal best, or at least second best fundraising year since I started 6 years ago!

    Posted 81 days ago
  • 12.4 mi ride - Rode 12.39 mi on 09/12/22 - Monday, September 12, 2022
    Logged this ride 83 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!”
    $762.80
    Received this donation 81 days ago
  • Martin L Cahill
    “Mary and Marty pray for your safe ride.”
    $372.60
    Received this donation 153 days ago
    James Spahn
    James
    “Wow! Thanks for the big support, Cahills! I can always count on you”
  • Anonymous
    $284.63
    Received this donation 81 days ago
    James Spahn
    James
    “So we have a shy donor. Well, whatever your Myers-Briggs might be, I'm grateful for your generosity. And so are the kids who will get a big boost in their fight to end kids' cancer. Thank you!”
  • Jim Schroeder
    “Nice to hear your still riding for this great cause! Lisa still has many relatives in Puerto Rico, we hope to visit sometime! Take care, Jim & Lisa”
    $274.28
    Received this donation 107 days ago
    James Spahn
    James
    “The faithful Schroeders! Thanks for your sustained support over the years. Can't wait to see you someday in PR!”
  • Marleen Langfield
    “Congratulations! You made it and you make a difference. Keep up the good work!”
    $188.74
    Received this donation 66 days ago
    James Spahn
    James
    “Correction: WE made it and WE're making a difference. You are amazing Marleen. I like the way you came in at the end to make this a double success: one, with the original goal, and two with the revised goal. The kids are the winners, thanks to the work of you and our other sponsors! Thanks Marleen. I miss you all!”
  • lisa coleman
    “Congratulations, Jim. You are an Inspo. Besos desde San Miguel hacia Puerto Rico.”
    $155.25
    Received this donation 165 days ago
    James Spahn
    James
    “Thanks for the support Lisa, and the besos! :)”
  • Andrew Wisdom
    “Only people of real character stay consistently committed to a cause. Your fidelity to this fight brother, proves yours! Hope this gets you a little closer to that coveted overall goal. Ride safe and know you have a lot of prayerful support!”
    $124.20
    Received this donation 122 days ago
    James Spahn
    James
    “Thanks Andrew-Carl. Those kind words could be said of you too! Thanks for your support over the years to this great cause, brother! You're a good friend and brother, indeed. ”
  • Anna-Marie Byrne
    “Go for it, Jim! No flat tires allowed this year! 🚴🏻‍♂️ I’ll cheer you on from beautiful South Minneapolis, giving special thanks for your ‘good news’.”
    $124.20
    Received this donation 107 days ago
    James Spahn
    James
    “Awww. Thanks Annie! You're such a good friend to me and to lots of kids! ”
  • edmund detemple
    $124.20
    Received this donation 81 days ago
    James Spahn
    James
    “All right! Thanks so much for your double-whammy gift on Kick Cancer's Butt Day! You are indeed a great friend of kids and their families who are suffering from childhood cancer! You are great!”
  • Elizabeth Nelson
    “Hope you reach your goal and more!”
    $124.20
    Received this donation 106 days ago
    James Spahn
    James
    “Thanks! With great supporters like you, no problem!”
  • James Marchionda
    “God bless you, Jim, for doing this. Be safe.”
    $124.20
    Received this donation 163 days ago
    James Spahn
    James
    “You're such a faithful supporter of this cause, with all you have on your plate! Thanks brother!”
  • Adrian swenson
    “congrats Fr. Jim on you goal and perseverance”
    $103.50
    Received this donation 105 days ago
    James Spahn
    James
    “All right Adrian! You have such a big heart. Your support means a lot for many. (I miss seeing you!)”
  • Barbara & Peter Schenck
    “Go, Jim! Keeping you and all the kids in thoughts and prayers!”
    $103.50
    Received this donation 165 days ago
    James Spahn
    James
    “You guys are so faithful to this cause! Thanks so much my Dubuque buddies!”
  • Darlene Kaskie
    “Prayers for safe riding”
    $103.50
    Received this donation 130 days ago
    James Spahn
    James
    “Thanks so much Darlene! You are making a difference for our kids!”
  • Ed S
    “Thank you for riding to support the Children's Cancer Research Fund. Ride safely. God Bless.”
    $103.50
    Received this donation 159 days ago
    James Spahn
    James
    “Thanks for your support Ed! It's a great cause.”
  • Anonymous
    $103.50
    Received this donation 165 days ago
    James Spahn
    James
    “Nice job, whoever you are! Thanks for your help! The kids say thanks too!!”
  • Joseph Gavigan
    “Thank you Jim, you were an inspiration to me when I was young and you are still helping the young of today. God bless you for all you do.”
    $103.50
    Received this donation 163 days ago
    James Spahn
    James
    “Wow! Thanks for the testimony Joe. And thanks for your generous support, "paying it forward!"”
  • Marion & Pat Spahn
    “What a wonderful charity. Safe riding!”
    $103.50
    Received this donation 151 days ago
    James Spahn
    James
    “Thanks guys! You are faithful friends to our little ones with cancer! I'm so lucky to have sibs like you!”
  • Robert Dixon
    “Thank you, Father Jim. My daughter is a pediatric nurse at Boston Children's Hospital. Though she serves on the post-surgical floor, she certainly see the impact of illness on children and their families. God speed on this journey. Bob Dixon”
    $103.50
    Received this donation 165 days ago
    James Spahn
    James
    “You're such a support Bob. God bless your daughter. Nurses rock, especially pediatric nurses!”
  • Eric Scanniello
    $100
    Received this donation 137 days ago
    James Spahn
    James
    “Thanks Eric! You're making a difference in the world!!!”
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