MaryElla Jones

MaryElla Jones
Riding in memory of JAKE PENNAR
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 0.0 mi ? My goal is 450 mi
My Rankings
  • National: 561st
  • State: 37th in MI
  • My Team: 2nd
I've raised $51.75 My goal is $2,500 Donate Now

I'm Riding For



A very brave warrior has earned his angel wings! He is forever flying high! And in his 9 years on this Earth, Jake inspired countless people with the way he embodied his love and faith. Jake lived by these words "I grow in relationship with God by loving and caring for others." He genuinely loved everyone especially the kids at Children's Hospital Detroit where he was a patient. In September 2020, he rode his bike for Team Jake until they discovered he had relapsed simply because he wanted to help other children have a better future. His legacy will live on when we ride again in September 2021, and we'll be paying it forward for other kids fighting this disease. We salute you brave warrior! Your light shines on!

My Story

31 Jan 2021

This will be my 5th year riding in the Great Cycle Challenge. This year, I am ridding in memory of Jake Pennar, my dear 9 year old friend who passed away in Jan 2021 after his 2 year battle with brain cancer. I learned about Jake in my local community during the 2019 GCC and was inspired by his immense love and faith. Team Jake began in 2020, and Jake even rode with us for 24 days raising over $6,000 until his relapse so other kids could have a better future. In 2021, Team Jake will honor Jake's legacy and pay it forward for other kids fighting this disease. Jake your brilliant light will shine on!

Heartfelt Thanks for your support!

Blessings & Love to you and yours!

Mary Ella

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