Karen Thorstenson

5years
Karen Thorstenson
Riding in memory of John Baker
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 178.5 mi My goal is 250 mi
My Rankings
  • National: 927th
  • State: 63rd in IL
  • My Team: 15th
I've raised $1,982 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

I'm Riding For

John Baker

John Baker

In memory of John Baker!

My Story

22 Aug 2023

This September, I am taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer and I am riding to honor JOHN BAKER, who brought a smile to everyone & fought hard but lost his battle! Did you know that cancer is the biggest killer of children from disease in the United States? Over 15,700 children are diagnosed every year. Kids should be living life, not fighting for it. I am fundraising for Children's Cancer Research Fund so they can continue their work to develop lifesaving treatments and find a cure for childhood cancer.

PLEASE COME BACK TO MY PAGE ON SEPTEMBER 13th when all donations are doubled by a fund benefactor. Thank you! Karen

My Legacy

Here's my personal impact over 5 years to fight kids' cancer and save little lives.
  • 50 mi Ridden
    $525 Raised
    2019
  • 100 mi Ridden
    $1,039 Raised
    2020
  • 205 mi Ridden
    $1,563 Raised
    2021
  • 207 mi Ridden
    $1,332 Raised
    2022
  • 179 mi Ridden
    $1,982 Raised
    2023
5years
741 mi
Ridden
$6,441
Raised

My Challenge

  • 5.0 mi ride - Kicking off the dust - Saturday, September 30, 2023
    Logged this ride 3 days ago
  • 16.0 mi ride - Happy sunny Saturday! - Saturday, September 23, 2023
    Logged this ride 10 days ago
  • 10.0 mi ride - Midweek mini - Wednesday, September 20, 2023
    Logged this ride 13 days ago
  • 10.0 mi ride - 10 mile mini - Tuesday, September 19, 2023
    Logged this ride 14 days ago
  • 15.0 mi ride - Sunday Rain Rain Go Away - Sunday, September 17, 2023
    Logged this ride 16 days ago
  • 15.0 mi ride - Saturday Sweaty Spin - Saturday, September 16, 2023
    Logged this ride 17 days ago
  • 14.5 mi ride - Ride Like the Wind - Thursday, September 14, 2023
    Logged this ride 19 days ago
  • $1,000 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just raised $1,000 to fight kids' cancer and achieved WARRIOR LEVEL in the challenge! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 19 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just raised $500 to fight kids' cancer and achieved GUARDIAN LEVEL in the challenge! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 20 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just raised $500 to fight kids' cancer and achieved GUARDIAN LEVEL in the challenge! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 20 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!”
    $705.19
    Received this donation 19 days ago
  • Ira Dolin
    $103.50
    Received this donation 20 days ago
  • Facebook Fundraiser Donation
    $100
    Received this donation 19 days ago
  • Bill Z
    $72.45
    Received this donation 24 days ago
  • Jeni
    $72.45
    Received this donation 20 days ago
  • Therese Stoyas
    $72.45
    Received this donation 20 days ago
  • Jeni Hefferan
    $70
    Received this donation 20 days ago
  • LORI JENSEN
    “Go Karen! Wonderful you doing this!😍”
    $70
    Received this donation 20 days ago
  • Libby Baker
    “Thank you Karen for riding!”
    $51.75
    Received this donation 19 days ago
  • Mike Thieme
    “Great cause, Karen!”
    $51.75
    Received this donation 20 days ago
  • Facebook Fundraiser Donation
    $50
    Received this donation 24 days ago
  • Facebook Fundraiser Donation
    $50
    Received this donation 25 days ago
  • Ericka Schwenk
    “You are one of my favorite ladies. Always doing for others!!!! XOXO”
    $36.23
    Received this donation 20 days ago
  • jackie senger
    $36.23
    Received this donation 20 days ago
  • Kathryn Metcalf
    $36.23
    Received this donation 20 days ago
  • Katy Moats
    “You are awesome Karen-keep kicking cancer’s butt💪👍♥️♥️♥️”
    $36.23
    Received this donation 19 days ago
  • Anonymous
    $36.23
    Received this donation 19 days ago
  • Kyle Thorstenson
    $36.23
    Received this donation 20 days ago
  • Linda Moran
    “Karen, Keep those wheels turning. You are doing an awesome job.”
    $36.23
    Received this donation 20 days ago
  • Linda Richards
    $36.23
    Received this donation 20 days ago
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