Team Sofia's Hope

Team Sofia's Hope
Riding for Sofia
Cancer is the biggest killer of kids from disease in the USA, 38 children die every week. Please donate now and support our challenge to fight kids' cancer!
We've Ridden 0.0 mi Our goal is 2,500 mi
Our Rankings
  • National: 30th
  • Category: 8th
We've raised $950.21 Our goal is $5,000 Donate Now

We Are Riding For

Sofia

Sofia

Sofia was four years old when she was diagnosed with an extremely aggressive form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Thanks to the doctors at both Baptist Children’s Hospital and Miami Children’s Hospital Sofia survived and went through a year of chemotherapy. Eight months into her treatment she had heart failure which was initially thought to be viral. Unfortunately, it was actually caused by one of the chemotherapy drugs (the anthracycline Adriamyacin) used in her protocol. While Sofia was able to overcome that initial bout and live a full life for several years, the damage was done. On March 14, 2012 she was admitted to the hospital with an ejection fraction of 13% with the hopes that the medications that had saved her before would again perform their magic. Unfortunately, her heart simply gave out and on April 3, 2012, almost a month after her 13th birthday, Sofia passed away.

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Our Challenge

  • Help us with a ride commitment, a donation - or both!
    5 May 2021

    This year I'm dedicated my activities to the memory of Sofia, and partnering with Sofia's Hope for the 2021 ride.

    We're asking you to do 1, 2 or all 3 of our asks, all in honor of Sofia and for the fight against Childhood Cancer:

    1) Join our team! You can commit as little as a 5 mile bike ride or as much as you want (I'm riding 400 miles this September). You can raise $1 or more - there's no minimum to get involved. Each team member helps us raise awareness for the cause, and every mile ridden and every dollar raised is crucial! There's no registration fee!

    2) Donate to the cause. Not a rider? Please consider a donation, 100% of your donated funds goes to the Children's Cancer Research Fund. Last year, 134,774 riders helped raised millions of dollars for this vitally important cause!

    3) Become a corporate sponsor. We're looking to bless Sofia's Hope in addition to the CCRF. To that end, we're looking for some local businesses to commit to matching a portion of funds received in the form of a donation to Sofia's Hope. Sofia's Hope gives research grants aimed at helping Children's Cancer research, and also runs patient and family centered programs to both raise awareness, and help patients and their families escape the harsh reality of their fight with things such as art therapy programs, a half-day horse camp, scholarship programs, and so much more! Email the Team Captain - Scott Lewis - sglewis100@gmail.com if you'd like to become a sponsor!

    Posted 42 days ago
  • 5 May 2021

    This September, Team Sofia's Hope is 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 we are raising funds through our 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 us by making a donation to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve.

    Your support will change little lives.

    Thank you.

    Scott

    Posted 42 days ago
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