Jon Clayton

4years All Star
Jon Clayton
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 251 mi
My Rankings
  • National: 557th
  • State: 14th in VA
I've raised $155 My goal is $3,500 Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Caroline

Caroline

This year I am riding in memory of Caroline. Sadly she departed this world in 2023. Here is her story: In 2012, Caroline was diagnosed with Primitive Neuro-Ectodermal Tumors (PNET) a rare type of brain cancer, when she was only 3 years old. There was no standard treatment for her type of cancer so she started on a treatment for a similar kind of cancer called Medulloblastoma. She went through 6 round of intense chemo therapy that didn’t do anything but cause side effects that she is still dealing with. When she finished the chemo-therapy, she went on to have radiation that was the most effective in shrinking her tumors. After all that, she was then stable for five years but would have MRI’s every three months just to make sure nothing changed. Everything was always stable! Then in March of 2020, while she was getting an MRI, she learned that her school was not doing in person learning anymore because of covid. Later that day she met with her doctor to look at the scans and they revealed that her cancer had started growing again. Everyone was shocked, that after all this time the cancer had come back. Sadly, even after 7 years there was still no standard treatment for her type of cancer. Their only option was to look for a clinical trial. They searched the entire country and learned there was only 1 trial that she was eligible for but it wasn’t even for her type of cancer. Thankfully, she has been in this trial for the past 2 years and doing well. Because of Caroline’s experiences, she was always passionate about advocating for better treatment options for kids with cancer. She participated in several pediatric cancer fundraising events even gave speeches in front of hundreds of people and helped to raise money to support childhood cancer research.

My Story

24 Apr 2024

This September, for my fourth year, I will be riding with the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer! This campaign has raised over $72 Million Dollars since its inception in 2017. Last year we raised over $9 Million! Each year thousands of riders sign up to pedal and petition their friends, family, and network to support this worthy cause. I am proud to be part of the GCC Champions.

Why all of this effort? 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. Most of you reading this probably know someone who has a child diagnosed with cancer or worse have lost a child to cancer.

Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.

So I am raising funds through my 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. Did you know that Children's cancer treatments have a very high efficacy rate? Let's continue to support safer treatments and even higher rates of success.

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

Your support will change little lives.

Thank you.

My Legacy

Here's my personal impact over 4 years to fight kids' cancer and save little lives.
  • 153 mi Ridden
    Raised
    2021
  • 268 mi Ridden
    $4,150 Raised
    2022
  • 250 mi Ridden
    $7,356 Raised
    2023
4years
671 mi
Ridden
$12,263
Raised

My Challenge

  • 12.5 mi ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, July 6, 2024
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  • $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 8 days ago
  • 16.0 mi ride - Morning Ride - Wednesday, July 3, 2024
    Logged this ride 10 days ago - View on Strava
  • 16.0 mi ride - Morning Ride - Monday, July 1, 2024
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    Logged this ride 12 days ago - View on Strava
  • 15.9 mi ride - Morning Ride - Friday, June 28, 2024
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    Logged this ride 15 days ago - View on Strava
  • 15.9 mi ride - Morning Ride - Monday, June 24, 2024
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    Logged this ride 19 days ago - View on Strava
  • 16.1 mi ride - Morning Ride - Thursday, June 20, 2024
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    Logged this ride 23 days ago - View on Strava
  • 17.7 mi ride - Morning Ride - Tuesday, June 18, 2024
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    Logged this ride 25 days ago - View on Strava
  • 21.5 mi ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, June 15, 2024
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    Logged this ride 28 days ago - View on Strava
  • 12.9 mi ride - Morning Ride - Wednesday, June 12, 2024
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    Logged this ride 31 days ago - View on Strava

My Sponsors

  • Lisa and Jerry Hayes
    $103.50
    Received this donation 8 days ago
    Jon Clayton
    Jon
    “Thank you so very much friend for your kind support.”
  • Emma Swatman
    “Jon thank you for supporting this charity and carrying on Caroline’s legacy.”
    $51.75
    Received this donation 20 days ago
    Jon Clayton
    Jon
    “Thank you Emma. Your gift is so very appreciated.”
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