Jolie Hoffmann

Jolie Hoffmann
Riding for Nathalia
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 461.0 mi to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 607th
  • State: 41st in IL
  • My Team: 130th
I've raised $1,752.50 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Nathalia

Nathalia

Our dear friend, Nat, was surrounded by her loving family as she passed away on Friday, April 19 after a 3-year-long battle with osteosarcoma. She was just 15 years old, but she fought with strength and bravery far beyond her years and brought joy and laughter to those around her. We feel so honored to have known this gorgeous girl. Nat has truly inspired a nation through her love and kindness towards others, and her strength and bravery throughout her cancer journey. She will be missed…🌹

My Story

This June, 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.

Jolie

My Challenge

  • 24.5 mi ride - 24.54mi Road Cycling - Saturday, August 24, 2019
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  • 14.8 mi ride - 14.77mi Road Cycling - Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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  • 14.7 mi ride - 14.71mi Road Cycling - Thursday, August 15, 2019
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  • 25.1 mi ride - 25.12mi Road Cycling - Saturday, August 10, 2019
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  • 18.5 mi ride - 18.50mi Road Cycling - Saturday, August 3, 2019
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  • 2019 GCC Stats, Facts, and Super Efforts :)
    17 Jul 2019

    Thought you all might be interested in the amazing stats, facts and super efforts from this year's GCC:

    The average ride distance was 14.5 miles.

    Your collective miles ridden would lap the circumference of the earth 182 times.

    The leaderboards have been viewed 137,822 times.

    Over 160,554 donations have been made to fight kids' cancer!

    46 riders pedaled over 1,500 miles for their challenge.

    Arden Virnig rode 1,140 miles and raised $11,962.23 in memory of his beautiful daughter Mary, who passed away in 2010 after battling ganglionueroblastoma.

    15 riders have raised over $10,000 to fight kids' cancer, and have now become challenge All Stars.

    Rides were recorded in 42 countries including Belgium, Brazil, Finland, Germany, Greece, India and South Africa!

    Our oldest rider was 85-year-young Janice Hinkeldey, who clocked an amazing 381.7 miles on her recumbent bike...WOW! 👏

    Great Cycle Challenge

    313,703 individual rides were completed throughout June.

    The average donation made to sponsor a rider was $52.36.

    6,797 participants celebrated their birthdays in June!

    Our Facebook group "GCC Friends USA" gained 3,896 members who have shared 5,212 posts and left 41,998 comments!

    Committed GCC rider Keith Young was an amazing source of motivation and encouragement for all "GCC Friends USA" group members, posting 36 times and leaving 1,057 comments!

    8,809 riders took part in the Spin Bike Challenge, clocking up 502,200 miles between them!

    The website has been viewed 5,198,799 times in 197 countries.

    620 kids took on the challenge to kick cancer's butt for other kids!

    We've received countless messages from families affected by cancer thanking you for your incredible efforts.

    My Fundraising Page

    1,922 riders have raised $1,000+ and become members of the Peloton Club.

    Riders from Minnesota have raised an average of $165 - the highest in the country.

    2,924 participants have survived their own personal fight against cancer. 💪

    This year, our top fundraiser Sudha Murty rode 629.1 miles and raised a massive $35,991.07...all in honor of her son Vinay who is underdoing maintenance chemotherapy for leukemia.

    33 riders went international, clocking rides across the world.

    The 3,081-rider-strong Team Nat honored our brave Nathalia, who valiantly fought a 3-year battle with osteosarcoma up until April this year, when she sadly passed away. Their amazing team effort raised $1,294,789 and amounted to 467,841.6 miles ridden!

    366 riders joined the challenge for the 5th year in a row!

    Great Cycle Challenge

    Madeleine Savard is one of our top young riders and fundraisers, this 5-year-old rode 50.4 miles and raised $300.81...you go girl!

    With 80,339 riders registered, there were approximately 5,141,696 spokes turning to kick cancer's butt throughout June.

    This year we've posted 150 times on our Facebook Page and received 634,194 likes, comments, messages and shares.

    18,897 riders took part in the challenge in memory of a loved one affected by cancer. ❤️

    GCC superstar Charlie Manzoni rode 3,400 miles from LA to Boston in honor of his son Nick who survived Ewing sarcoma, raising $23,555 in the process!

    Together, we've been in the saddle for the equivalent of 14,939 days, 19 hours and 8 minutes.

    Over the 5 years of GCC, we as a community have so far ridden 15,772,359 miles and have raised $24,392,868 to fight kids' cancer!

    My Fundraising Page

    Once again our amazing GCC community has risen to the challenge and hit it out of the park - we're just in awe of your amazing efforts to kick cancer's butt...

    And we can't wait to announce the final figure on July 26, it's going to be BIG. 😉

    Posted 40 days ago
  • 18.4 mi ride - Rode 18.42 mi on 07/09/19 - Tuesday, July 9, 2019
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  • 30.6 mi ride - Rode 30.58 mi on 07/06/19 - Saturday, July 6, 2019
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  • 23.7 mi ride - Rode 23.66 mi on 07/04/19 - Thursday, July 4, 2019
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  • Small World, Chance Meetings, One Goal
    29 Jun 2019

    Out of over 80,000 riders located across the United States, what are the chances of running into a fellow rider just as I finished my final ride for the 2019 challenge and she was headed out to start her last ride?!? Cool way to wrap up the month and remind us that while the mission can be daunting, there is strength in numbers, and no one has to take on the fight alone. #Kickcancersbutt #GCCUSA #TeamNat #GreatJobEveryone #DoGoodSeeGood

    Small World, Chance Meetings, One Goal
    Posted 57 days ago
  • 16.4 mi ride - Final Ride for GCCUSA 2019 - Saturday, June 29, 2019

    From Rosa Parks

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  • 37.8 mi ride - Rode 37.79 mi on 06/28/19 - Friday, June 28, 2019
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  • 32.8 mi ride - Rode 32.85 mi on 06/25/19 - Tuesday, June 25, 2019
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  • 2nd Day of Summer and I hit 222.2 miles
    22 Jun 2019

    The rain let up a bit and allowed us to get out for a country ride today. Just wanted to say thank you to my supporters. Thanks to each of you, I was able to meet my 2nd ride goal this week (having bumped my mileage goal from 150 to 200). Your encouragement, financial backing and ongoing prayers have helped this cycling novice (having ridden under 200 miles throughout my lifetime prior to joining the Great Cycle Challenge last June), complete over 222 miles over a 22 day period! It has been humbling riding for the Children's Cancer Research Fund, as well as inspiring and life changing. Still have a week to go, so intend to keep on pedaling with the hopes of hitting the 300 mile mark by the end of June. The picture is of me on the trail behind our community cancer center.

    2nd Day of Summer and I hit 222.2 miles
    Posted 64 days ago
  • 22.2 mi ride - Rode 22.21 mi on 06/22/19 - Saturday, June 22, 2019
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  • 21.0 mi ride - Rode 21.03 mi on 06/20/19 - Thursday, June 20, 2019
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  • 20.0 mi ride - Rode 20.03 mi on 06/18/19 - Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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  • 22.1 mi ride - Rode 22.08 mi on 06/16/19 - Sunday, June 16, 2019
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  • 0.0 mi ride - Rode 0.0 mi on 06/15/19 - Saturday, June 15, 2019
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  • 14.5 mi ride - Saturday, June 15, 2019
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  • Off to a Great Start!
    8 Jun 2019

    So, have officially completed the first week of our challenge and we have surpassed last years goals and then some! Thinking I just might have to up my riding goal a wee bit.

    Sooooooo, rumor has it that Wednesday is "Kick Cancer's Butt Day" and ALL donations (up to $900k) will be matched...might have to come up with some sort of ride challenge in which I will match all donations per mile (lets say, each $10 donated = 1 mile over my current goal up to 150 miles). Whatcha think? Think I could get any takers this Wednesday? #forthekids #June12 #matchingwithmiles #canwehear300 #PedalingforNat #GCCUSA

    Off to a Great Start!
    Posted 78 days ago
  • 30.3 mi ride - Country Roads - Saturday, June 8, 2019
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  • 12.1 mi ride - Family Friendly - Thursday, June 6, 2019
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  • 14.8 mi ride - Morning Mist--North Trail - Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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  • 14.9 mi ride - Lunch Break :) - Tuesday, June 4, 2019
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  • 20.5 mi ride - Rode 20.46 mi on 06/02/19 - Sunday, June 2, 2019
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  • 29.8 mi ride - Rode 29.84 mi on 06/01/19 - Saturday, June 1, 2019
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  • Never underestimate the generosity & kindness of others, nor our ability to make a difference!
    24 May 2019

    Woot! Woot! Thanks to my amazing family and friends, we have surpassed my fundraising goal for the Children's Cancer Research Fund! I am not going to increase my goal, as I don't ever want people to feel pressured or obligated to donate (especially in a world where there are so many deserving causes worthy of support). However, that doesn't mean folks cannot continue to support the efforts to bring an end to childhood cancer!

    I will continue to share stories and progress of the challenge throughout the month of June and my fundraising page will extend as well, as not to squelch any opportunities to raise the bar and further the fight. Feel free to continue sharing my fundraising page and help as we spread awareness.

    I remain humbled (but not surprised) by your generosity. Love and Thanks!

    Posted 94 days ago
  • Tribute Day in Times Square
    22 May 2019

    Check out all these amazing warriors today as they make the billboard in Times Square!! Streaming live (from the GCC facebook page or https://greatcyclechallenge.com/Pages/tribute-day) from 11 am to 7 pm (in case you can't be there front and center). Your thoughts and support mean the world to these kids and their families as they battle each day. Let's lift them up and show them they are not alone in the fight! #GCCUSA #Forthekids #kickingcancersbutt #Pedalpowerforacure #TeamNat #Reasontoride

    Tribute Day in Times Square
    Posted 96 days ago
  • A word from Nat to my supporters...
    16 May 2019

    Last Friday, Nathalia's mom (Katy) posted this clip in our GCC Friends Group to share a special memory of Nat to say 'THANK YOU' for riding in the challenge.

    With it, she wrote...

    "Here’s a little message from Nathalia. I hope this inspires all of you on your ride. This was from last summer."

    It's only 6 seconds, but you'll be so glad you watched it (we promise).

    (I'll try to post the link but until I figure that out, you can see the video on my fb page).

    "THANK YOU for supporting kids like me. You GCC riders are AMAZING (yeah)!" - Nat

    And from her mom, Katy...

    "To all the Team Nat riders, thank you so much for all the love and support that you have shown for my daughter, Nathalia.

    Nat would be so overwhelmed with gratitude for each one of you amazing riders.

    Thank you again for your unwavering support. ❤️"

    - Katy (Nat's mom)

    A word from Nat to my supporters...
    Posted 102 days ago
  • $1,000 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 136 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 201 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 201 days ago
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