Micheal McIntyre

8years
Micheal McIntyre
Riding for Wesley Jones
Cancer is the biggest killer of kids from disease, which is I ride to raise funds for this cause. I've set a BIG goal this year. Together we can meet it!
I've Ridden 832.7 mi to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 9th
  • State: 1st in PA
  • My Team: 1st
I've raised $24,647.20 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Wesley Jones

Wesley Jones

A couple of years ago, the barre3 location in Berwyn, PA allowed me to film an embarrassing ballet routine in their studio. I had promised to do the dance, if I hit my fundraising goal, and the studio was helping me fulfill that commitment. Little did they know that a year and a half later one of their own instructors would receive the heartbreaking diagnosis that her child had cancer. This year, I am dedicating my riding to that instructor's son, Wesley Jones, who is engaged in a tough fight with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

My Story

4 Jun 2022

This is my eighth year participating in the Great Cycle Challenge. First and foremost, I want to thank everyone who has supported me in the past. I hope you will continue that support and help me spread the word about this event.

There is no doubt the past couple of years have been a struggle for many. Our lives and routines have been disrupted by the coronavirus. Simply put, life has not been normal. Now, imagine adding the stress and heartbreak of learning your child has been diagnosed with cancer. It would be devastating.

So I am once again raising funds for the Children's Cancer Research Fund to help find a cure . The money you donate will allow them to continue their work in funding lifesaving research. Every dollar will bring us one step closer to helping another child beat this disease.

Your support does, and will, change little lives for the better - as I hope it does for Wesley!

Thank you.

My Challenge

  • You can Increase your Impact!
    6 Nov 2022

    Does your company match your charitable donations? Goldman Sachs and AJ Gallagher do, and I have received a matching donation for each. If you need help knowing how to submit a request, email me (mrmcpez@gmail.com). I am putting the logo of companies making a matching gift on my "Appreciation Jersey" (see below). I am also displaying the logo of companies that make a donation directly in support of my riding. Thank you, Hot or Not Yoga (keeping limber), Kapler's Pharmacy (keeping healthy), Doane Family Enterprises (the McDonald's where I get my iced coffee each morning), and Bunnies By The Bay (who donated the profits of their online sales on a special giving day). They are also the company that makes "Puppy," Wesley's special "comfort" stuffed animal and the clone I rode with on each of my rides this year. Check them out. Their products are adorable.

    You can Increase your Impact!
    Posted 23 days ago
  • You will be riding with me!
    6 Nov 2022

    I can't thank those that have donated enough. I was trying to think of a way to show my appreciation and wishing that some how there was a way for my supporters to ride with me. I got the idea of a creating a custom jersey that would be emblazoned my donor's names. I would wear the jersey on my rides in next years' GCC event to symbolically have the accompany me. I will be having the jersey made in a couple of weeks, which gives time for any late donors to be added. Also, if you have donated anonymously, and would like to have your name displayed, please email me so I can add you. (mrmcpez@gmail.com).

    You will be riding with me!
    Posted 23 days ago
  • 26.3 mi ride - GCC Ride #30 - My month of rides is now complete! - Sunday, October 30, 2022
    Logged this ride 30 days ago
  • Visualization of my Commitment
    24 Oct 2022

    Finding better treatments for pediatric cancer is an on-going endeavor. It is not a one-and-done activity, nor is my riding in the Great Cycle Challenge. About ten years ago, I met someone who has become a good friend and cycling mate. Sadly, I learned his daughter had died from a form of pediatric brain cancer. A couple of years later, I saw an advertisement for a new cycling event with the purpose of raising funds for pediatric cancer research. I immediately signed up and have ridden in the event every year since its inception. I continue to ride in GCC so that one day a parent, like my friend, will be told there is a treatment for their child's cancer. Each year, the GCC sends a jersey to riders that meet a fundraising minimum. Thanks to my supporters, I have earned a jersey each year. This picture reflects my ongoing commitment to this cause and the generosity of my supporters. Someday in the future, there will no longer be the need the Great Cycle Challange. Until that day comes, and for as long as I am able, I will coninue to ride. Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.

    Visualization of my Commitment
    Posted 36 days ago
  • 26.2 mi ride - GCC Ride #29 - Saturday, October 22, 2022
    Logged this ride 38 days ago
  • Wesley's family's THANK YOU!
    20 Oct 2022

    Christy Jones and Justin Jones, the parents of Wesley, invited me over for lunch. When I arrived, I was so SURPRISED to see this sign, my entire family and a friend who accompanied me on many of my GCC rides. This wonderful gesture helped me realize the appreciation families with children fighting cancer have for the Great Cycle Challenge riders and the individuals who donate to help fund the research to find better treatments. I wish I could put a similar sign in the yard of each of my supporters. THANK YOU for donating!

    Wesley's family's THANK YOU!
    Posted 40 days ago
  • 30.2 mi ride - GCC Ride #28 - Saturday, October 15, 2022
    Logged this ride 45 days ago
  • 27.3 mi ride - GCC Ride #27 - Friday, October 14, 2022
    Logged this ride 46 days ago
  • Blood, Platelets and Plasma...oh My!
    14 Oct 2022

    For kids undergoing chemotherapy, they rely on donations of blood, platelets and plasma, as the chemo wreaks havoc on their own blood supply. Here is what one mother of a 5-year had to say: “Emery would not be able to recover from chemotherapy without lifesaving transfusions,” says her mom, Morgan. “Every time they hang a bag of platelets or blood up on her IV pole, I wish whoever donated that could see who it’s going to. There would be no chance for her to live, taking that chemotherapy, if it weren’t for the blood products.”

    Please consider donating. And, if you do, please let me know. (mrmcpez@gmail.com) I would love to add your name to this list. My goal is for us to donate 40 units, This is the number of transfusions Wesley Jones has received while undergoing his own chemotherapy.

    Blood, Platelets and Plasma...oh My!
    Posted 46 days ago
  • 21.5 mi ride - GCC ride #26 - Tuesday, October 11, 2022
    Logged this ride 49 days ago

My Sponsors

  • Kick Cancer's Butt Day matched donation
    “Here's your matched donation from a group of wonderful Children's Cancer Research Fund supporters. THANK YOU so much for your awesome efforts to kick cancer's butt!”
    $2,969.12
    Received this donation 75 days ago
    Micheal McIntyre
    Micheal
    “WOW! Thank you so much for MATCHING the donations of my supporters. Your offer to do so DEFINITELY encourgaged individuals to make a donation on Kick Cancer's Butt Day. ”
  • Anthony McIntyre
    “Proud of my brother Mike and the cause .”
    $1,035
    Received this donation 60 days ago
    Micheal McIntyre
    Micheal
    “Anthony, a HUGE thank you for pushing me past the $20,000 level. And, and even bigger thank you for sharing my efforts with your friends and co-workers. A couple of them have already donated. These donations go directly to funding pediactric cancer research, which unfortunately is a very UNDER funded. Pharma would rather put its R&D dollars into adult cancer research, as it is an exponentially larger market. And, only 5% of government research grants are directed at pediatric cancer. So, kids like Wesley, and the researchers looking for better treatments, rely on funding from events like the Great Cycle Challenge - which is why I will continue to participate for as long as my legs allow me. ”
  • Ed Antoian
    “keep up the good work”
    $1,000
    Received this donation 96 days ago
    Micheal McIntyre
    Micheal
    “Thanks so much for the very generous donation, Ed. I remember when our kids were young and playing with one another. Seems like just yesterday, doesn't it? We were so fortunate they weren't battling cancer like Wesley. I will continue to "keep up the good work" by riding for this cause each year....for as long as I am able. Donations like yours adds to my motivation to keep pedaling. Much appreciated! ”
  • Bunnies By The Bay
    “In Honor of Wesley and "Puppy"”
    $872.86
    Received this donation 60 days ago
    Micheal McIntyre
    Micheal
    “WOW! What a wonderful "Give Back" day! Thank you SO MUCH. I have heard from Wesley's mother that she received wonderful comments about your customer service. I heard for several who were impressed with the quality and variety of your products. I was so glad we could spread the word about Bunnies By The Bay. It was the least we could do to "pay back" the support you have provided to the Great Cycle Challenge and the kids figting cancer, like Wesley.”
  • AcademyOne
    “AcademyOne is so proud to sponsor your ride!”
    $517.50
    Received this donation 76 days ago
    Micheal McIntyre
    Micheal
    “The management team at AcademyOne has always had a strong commitment to charitable and service oriented causes. I appreciate the sponsorship of my riding in the Great Cycle Challenge again this year. And, kudos to all those at the company who find their own way to "give back" to their communities. ”
  • Clint Lawson
    $517.50
    Received this donation 75 days ago
    Micheal McIntyre
    Micheal
    “Clint, thanks SO much for the support again this year. If I were to say "Third floor rear," does that bring up good memories for you? I hope so. Those years living at the AXP house still hold a special place in my memories. Thanks again for the support, Brother. ”
  • Anonymous
    $517.50
    Received this donation 75 days ago
    Micheal McIntyre
    Micheal
    “Unfortunately, when a donor elects to remain "anonymous." they truly are anonymous. I receive no information about who made the donation. Perhaps, you can semd me an email (mrmcpez@gmail.com). I would like to thank you in a more personal way.”
  • Lloyd Humphrey
    “Keep it going Mike!”
    $517.50
    Received this donation 58 days ago
    Micheal McIntyre
    Micheal
    “OH MY! Thanks for the generous donation, Lloyd. I will be sure to let Tony know of your support. I've been participating in this event for the past eight years...and as you suggest...I hope to keep it going. The support from individuals like yourself motivate me to do so!”
  • David Bauer
    $500
    Received this donation 61 days ago
    Micheal McIntyre
    Micheal
    “David, thank you so much for the very generous donation! I have let Tony know of your support for the Great Cycle Challenge to help fund the research needed to combat childhood cancers. ”
  • Doane Family Enterprises
    “Thank you for riding for the kids! As a McDonald's franchise operation, we make a commitment to give back to our community. We are happy to support your efforts for such a wonderful cause. ”
    $500
    Received this donation 20 days ago
    Micheal McIntyre
    Micheal
    “The "thank you" belongs to you, and comes from me, Wesley's family and the familes of the other kids who are fighting cancer. Your generous donation is very much appreciated. Wesley is being treated for his cancer at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. CHOP recently received a grant funded by the Great Cycle Challenge donations. While the GCC is a national event, they support the research taking place in many local communities. FYI: I will be sure to let Paco and Rossano know of your support. ”
  • Matching Gift from Goldman Sachs on behalf of Kathryn Sloan
    $485.15
    Received this donation 278 days ago
    Micheal McIntyre
    Micheal
    “Matching gifts are truley wonderful. Helping donors double their impact! It would be great if every donor who worked for a company with a matching gift program would take advantage of this generous benefit. ”
  • dennis schork
    “I hope you're not riding today as Ian floods all the roads in the Del-Val. Take the day off, relax and watch the Eagles. Here's a donation to put you over your current goal.”
    $414
    Received this donation 58 days ago
    Micheal McIntyre
    Micheal
    “Yes, Ian prevented me from riding today, too much rain! THANK YOU for the donation that put me over the top of my $22,000 fundraising goal. As you may have seen, I had orginally set the goal at $20k. When I reached it, I raised the goal in hopes that it would help motivate donors to continue to give. Should I raise it again? Will seeing that a goal has been reached influence others who were considering donating not to give? I would not want that to happen. As you can see, I am thinking through this I write your thank you. Last year, I did receive a few donations after reaching my goal. I think seeing that the goal was surpassed was a very POSITIVE statement, So, I think I will keep the goal where it is and see just "How High Can We Go?"”
  • Adam Palmiter
    “Wishing you the best of luck on your ride and continued luck for Wesley in his good work getting better :)”
    $355.01
    Received this donation 286 days ago
    Micheal McIntyre
    Micheal
    “Adam, they start counting the miles I ride September 1st. I will do at least 500 miles. Each mile is for kids like Wesley in hope that there will one day be better treatments for kids cancer. Your generous gift is truly appreciated. ”
  • Rex Saffer
    $310.50
    Received this donation 22 days ago
    Micheal McIntyre
    Micheal
    “Hey Professor! What a wonderful and unexpected surprise. As a fellow teammate and GCC rider, it was truly not necessary to donate. You do much for the cause yourself. I hope you will join me in riding again next year. ”
  • Claire Leonard
    $274.28
    Received this donation 286 days ago
    Micheal McIntyre
    Micheal
    “Claire, what a generous donation! It truly is appreciated. I am so honored to be riding for Wesley in this year's Great Cycle Challenge. He is such a sweet kid. No child should have to be fighting cancer. Your support will help fund the research necessary to someday find a cure, or at least uncover better treatments. Last September, I met a researcher at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, who is a recipient of GCC grant. As you may know, Wesley is being treated at CHOP. The doctor is working on finding better treatments for the same cancer Wesley is battling. ”
  • Michael Cuneo
    $274.28
    Received this donation 82 days ago
    Micheal McIntyre
    Micheal
    “Thanks for the support AGAIN this year, Mike! Knowing your generous nature, I am sure you support many other causes, which makes this donation that much more special to me. Much appreciated!”
  • Patricia McIntyre
    $274.28
    Received this donation 76 days ago
    Micheal McIntyre
    Micheal
    “For eight years, you have supported my riding in the Great Cycle Challenge. Never once have you complainied about me riding nearly every day during the event, or the hours I've had to spend pedaling to meet my mileage goals (although sometimes you've said I might set those goals too high). I appreciate your support more than you know. I love you!”
  • Joyce Selke
    “I admire your giving heart, Mike. What a beautiful way to make a difference!!!”
    $258.75
    Received this donation 95 days ago
    Micheal McIntyre
    Micheal
    “Joyce, I admire your generosity! You have donated each year of my riding in the Great Cycle Challenge. I am truly grateful for that support in helping find more effective treatments for childhood cancer. As you know this is my 8th year riding, which means I am 8 years older. So, you just might start to hear me complaining about tired or sore legs on one of of our calls. ”
  • dennis schork
    “Should get you over that 1st goal.”
    $207
    Received this donation 22 days ago
    Micheal McIntyre
    Micheal
    “Yes, Dennis. You got me to my first goal. It was so nice of you to do so, particularly since was your second very generous donation!”
  • Don & Daria Nawrocki
    $207
    Received this donation 75 days ago
    Micheal McIntyre
    Micheal
    “Thank you Don and Daria for the support again this year! We have a great neighborhood. home to so many good hearted, friendly and caring people. I am so appreciate of the neighbors who have supported this cause by making a monetary donation and/or giving blood. The money help fund the necessary research needed to beat this disease and the blood/platelets are critical to literally keep the kids fighting cancer alive. ”
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