- National: 86th
- State: 10th in IL
- My Team: 5th
I'm Riding For
Pat & Tim & Scott
Both of my longtime friends, who left us too early, will be along with me this year - in my thoughts and with my music playing loudly. And riding in honor of Scott, who battled cancer in 2022.
This September, I am taking part again - my seventh year - in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer!
Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.
This year again, I am on Team Kahleesi. Kahleesi is now four and was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma when she was only 9 months old. She is currently in remission.
Who am I riding for this year? Well, two longtime friends, who passed away too early, will be riding along with me. We lost Pat in 2020 and then Tim in 2021.
In addition, I am riding in honor of another kid. Late May of 2022, I was told - “Dad, I have cancer”. Words a parent never wants to hear. Scott, our 40 something year old son, had just gotten the call that cancer had entered his life and all of ours. In those next two weeks, tests confirmed that Scott had Stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma and the chemo sessions began. Fast-forward 9 months – as of March 1st, 2023, Scott is now cancer free.
More info at: https://pages.lls.org/voy/chi/chicago23/sueandtomschultz
As a global leader in the fight against blood cancer, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) each year launches its Visionaries of the Year fundraising campaign. Scott decided that he wanted to “give back” and joined this year’s efforts as a 2023 Chicago Visionary of the Year candidate. This spring, I’m proud to be participating as a member of Scott’s team, and redirecting some of my efforts to help support LLS in their fight against blood cancers.
With your support over the past GCC six years, we were able to raise $27k. THANK YOU!
My GCC goals for this year – continue raising awareness, funds, and prayers, while hoping this body allows me to ride a few miles.
Your support will change lives.
This is not just an event - it is a movement to end childhood cancer.
300 mi RiddenRaised2017
203 mi Ridden$1,515 Raised2018
223 mi Ridden$2,328 Raised2019
206 mi Ridden$5,163 Raised2020
202 mi Ridden$7,500 Raised2021
201 mi Ridden$9,076 Raised2022
Tom Schultz$500Received this donation 72 days ago