Janet Banks

3years All Star
Janet Banks
Riding in memory of my son Sean Strother and in honor of those impacted by cancer.
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 70 mi
My Rankings
  • National: 76th
  • State: 5th in OH
  • My Team: 2nd
I've raised $421 My goal is $5,000 Donate Now

I'm Riding For

my son Sean Strother and in honor of those impacted by cancer.

my son Sean Strother and in honor of those impacted by cancer.

My Story

22 Mar 2024

In June of 2022, I lost my only child, Sean, to Glioblastoma, an aggressive, treatment resistant and incurable brain cancer with a poor prognosis. This disease is devastating in children and adults.

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. Sean, granted was not a child but at 38 years of age, was committed to the Great Cycle Challenge initiative and during 2020 and 2021, rode his bike over 500 miles, raising $14,000!

To carry forward Sean’s legacy of kindness and being a part of a solution to end childhood cancer, I will (at almost 70 years of age) continue to carry the baton and pedal on my bike 70 miles throughout the month of September to honor him and those who are battling cancer and support a cause close to his heart, and mine.

All funds raised through my site and the Sean Scott Strother Family & Friends team will stay local, supporting cancer research at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children Center for Pediatric Immunotherapy. UH will also host our special community ride on Saturday, September 14th, 9:00 am. An update along with registration will be posted as we finalize the details soon. We invite you to consider joining our team. Just set a personal riding goal, a donation goal and invite your friends, family, colleague to help you meet this goal.

Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.

Please support us by making a donation to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve.

Your support will change little lives.

We’re in this together!

Thank you.

~Janet

Sean’s mom

My Legacy

Here's my personal impact over 3 years to fight kids' cancer and save little lives.
  • 64 mi Ridden
    $6,109 Raised
    2022
  • 62 mi Ridden
    $6,405 Raised
    2023
3years
126 mi
Ridden
$12,935
Raised

My Challenge

  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just raised $250 to fight kids' cancer and achieved PROTECTOR LEVEL in the challenge! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 49 days ago
  • $100 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just raised $100 to fight kids' cancer and achieved DEFENDER LEVEL in the challenge! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 95 days ago

My Sponsors

  • William Martin
    $207
    Received this donation 49 days ago
  • Janet Banks
    “Today, February 14th, in memory of my son Sean and on his Valentine’s day birthday, I am jumpstarting our campaign to raise funds and awareness for children’s cancer. Sean was very passionate about helping to advance pediatric research. So, I am carrying the banner to carry on his legacy. We are making a difference and one day will “end cancer as we know it.””
    $214
    Received this donation 95 days ago
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