Jon Clayton

2years
Jon Clayton
Riding for Caroline
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 251.3 mi to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 230th
  • State: 9th in VA
  • My Team: 8th
I've raised $4,150.25 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Caroline

Caroline

I am riding this year in support of a precious young girl named Caroline. Here is her story: In 2012, Caroline was diagnosed with Primitive Neuro-Ectodermal Tumors (PNET) a rare type of brain cancer, when she was only 3 years old. There was no standard treatment for her type of cancer so she started on a treatment for a similar kind of cancer called Medulloblastoma. She went through 6 round of intense chemo therapy that didn’t do anything but cause side effects that she is still dealing with. When she finished the chemo-therapy, she went on to have radiation that was the most effective in shrinking her tumors. After all that, she was then stable for five years but would have MRI’s every three months just to make sure nothing changed. Everything was always stable! Then in March of 2020, while she was getting an MRI, she learned that her school was not doing in person learning anymore because of covid. Later that day she met with her doctor to look at the scans and they revealed that her cancer had started growing again. Everyone was shocked, that after all this time the cancer had come back. Sadly, even after 7 years there was still no standard treatment for her type of cancer. Their only option was to look for a clinical trial. They searched the entire country and learned there was only 1 trial that she was eligible for but it wasn’t even for her type of cancer. Thankfully, she has been in this trial for the past 2 years and doing well. Because of Caroline’s experiences, she is passionate about advocating for better treatment options for kids with cancer. She has participated in several pediatric cancer fundraising events even giving speeches in front of hundreds of people and helped to raise money to support childhood cancer research.

My Story

24 Aug 2021

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. Did you know that Children's cancer treatments have a very high efficacy rate? Let's continue to support safer treatments and even higher rates of success.

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

  • 19.1 mi ride - Morning Ride - Thursday, September 29, 2022
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  • 18.3 mi ride - Morning Ride - Wednesday, September 28, 2022
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  • 19.0 mi ride - Morning Ride - Monday, September 26, 2022
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    Logged this ride 7 days ago
  • 22.0 mi ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, September 24, 2022
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    Logged this ride 9 days ago
  • 19.0 mi ride - Morning Ride - Thursday, September 22, 2022
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    Logged this ride 11 days ago
  • 2.0 mi ride - Haircut ride…why not they all count - Tuesday, September 20, 2022
    Logged this ride 11 days ago
  • 17.8 mi ride - Morning Ride - Tuesday, September 20, 2022
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    Logged this ride 13 days ago
  • 12.0 mi ride - Morning Ride - Monday, September 19, 2022
    Logged this ride 14 days ago
  • 36.2 mi ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, September 17, 2022
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    Logged this ride 16 days ago
  • 20.3 mi ride - Morning Ride - Friday, September 16, 2022
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    Logged this ride 17 days ago
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