Ricardo Andreu

4years
Ricardo Andreu
Riding in memory of #Joestrong
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 404.5 mi to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 7th
  • State: 1st in FL
  • My Team: 1st
I've raised $27,675.01 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

I'm Riding For

#Joestrong

#Joestrong

Joe was your average 3rd grader. He loved video games, the WWE, and hanging out with his friends and family. And then, in an instant, everything changed. A lingering illness turned out to be Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (or ALL). Cancer. The words no parent ever wants to hear. He loved spending time with his family, friends, and his two dogs Emma and Gary. Joe had a love for life and enjoyed taking rides in his go cart, playing outside, watching Youtube and playing video games. He enjoyed cheeseburgers and pizza, sour skittles and pickles. Joe had a love for helping those less fortunate than himself. He had a contagious laugh, a bright smile, and a kind spirit. Over the nine months Joe fought leukemia, he was still your average kid in so many ways. Still loved video games, the WWE, and hanging out with his friends and family. He earned his way to being so much more than your Average Joe. He is a Fighter, a Hero, an Inspiration. We are #joestrong.

My Story

This September, I am 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 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.

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

Your support will change little lives.

Thank you.

Ricardo

My Challenge

  • 5.0 mi ride - Afternoon Mountain Bike Ride - Thursday, November 17, 2022
    Logged this ride 11 days ago
  • Great Cycle Challenge Day 25, Ride 23 St. Augustine to Palatka and back
    30 Sep 2022

    Team #Joestrong 💛🧡 came together for a fantastic Group Ride from St. Augustine to Palatka here in Florida, and then turned around and went back.

    Great fun was had by everyone in attendance enjoying the benefit of having Mrs. Andreu the Team's MVP drive the rescue van with supplies, refreshments and spare parts as support for our riders, giving riders of every experience level the ability to participate in a ride longer than they would normally do alone.

    The miles for this ride will be donated to my good Friend and teammate Elizabeth Hoffman, who is battling a bad case of COVID.

    After this 65 miles, I have ridden a total of 566.3 miles of which 166.9 have been donated to injured or sick riders from Team #Joestrong.

    Hurricane Ian has made landfall here in Florida and I may not be able to do any additional riding for the remainder of the month, time will tell.

    Thank you all for your support through this incredible journey and hopefully will see you again next year.

    Great Cycle Challenge Day 25, Ride 23 St. Augustine to Palatka and back
    Posted 60 days ago
  • Great Cycle Challenge Day 24, Ride 22. Dream Come True 5K Supporting #Lilyisafighter
    30 Sep 2022

    Team #Joestrong 💛🧡 members came together for a different kind of charity today supporting our great friend Lily from #Lilyisafighter during the Dream Come True 5k Race.

    Since I am not a walker or a runner, I supported the event drawing smiles on everybody in attendance atop of my Penny Farthing antique bicycle, cheering everybody as they raced a round the UNF campus.

    Big shoutout to Ashley Smith from DCTJAX for allowing me to participate in this fashion.

    The miles for this ride will be donated to my good Friend and teammate Elizabeth Hoffman, who is battling a bad case of COVID.

    Great Cycle Challenge Day 24, Ride 22. Dream Come True 5K Supporting #Lilyisafighter
    Posted 60 days ago
  • Great Cycle Challenge Day 21, Ride 21. Ride dedicated to Bryce from Bryce's Brain Cancer Battle. Little guy you are a champ, don't ever give up the fight.
    23 Sep 2022

    This ride's miles are also donated to Peter Andreu who still cannot ride after the accident, so far I've donated 97.1 miles to him.

    This ride is my Tribute to Bryce child ambassador for the Great Cycle Challenge and overall bad ass.

    3-year-old Bryce loves playing with his siblings and making people laugh with his goofy sense of humour.

    But in September 2021, Bryce was diagnosed with a rare type of brain tumor called, ‘central nervous system embryonal tumor'.

    It all began extremely suddenly when Bryce had an intense seizure out of nowhere one morning in July 2021, when he was just 2 years old.

    It was all very scary for Bryce and his family. As his mom, Mary, told us, “It looked like he was drowning, except there was no water nearby.”

    His parents were shocked and took him straight to the doctors who noticed there was a small spot on his brain.

    The doctors kept a close eye on the spot, but it took them a while to figure out exactly what was going on…

    This meant that by the time Bryce was officially diagnosed with central nervous system embryonal tumor, his tumor had already grown from the size of a fingernail to roughly the size of a lime.

    Bryce needed to have surgery right away, but due to the location of his tumor, he was unable to safely have surgery without a high risk of long-term disability.

    Instead, he started a six-cycle chemotherapy protocol. Each cycle required seven days in hospital and because of complications, each of Bryce’s cycles meant spending roughly 30 days in hospital.

    Because of this, Bryce was stuck in hospital over Christmas. But luckily, he was able to be out of hospital for Halloween so he could go trick-or-treating with his siblings.

    Whilst in treatment, Bryce had to learn to walk again after long periods of not being well enough to even try and at one point... he had to take six different medications daily.

    As Bryce’s mom shared with us, “It’s heart-wrenching to hear that your child is one of the sickest children on the cancer floor.”

    Recently, Bryce had an MRI which showed that his tumor was 90% gone, but he still has a long way to go.

    His last two chemo cycles didn’t show any change in the tumor. His family and medical team are hoping that his sixth cycle, which includes high doses of three new chemotherapy drugs and a stem cell transplant, will continue chipping away at it.

    Bryce is an incredibly brave little boy, and he just keeps on fighting. His mom told us, “He is just sucking it up and doing what I have asked him to do every day since we found out.”

    Stay strong and brave, Bryce.

    Great Cycle Challenge Day 21, Ride 21. Ride dedicated to Bryce from Bryce's Brain Cancer Battle. Little guy you are a champ, don't ever give up the fight.
    Posted 67 days ago
  • Great Cycle Challenge Day 21, Ride 20
    23 Sep 2022

    This ride's miles are donated to Peter Andreu while he still can't ride.

    This started as a longer ride but due to tracker issues had to split it in two.

    Great Cycle Challenge Day 21, Ride 20
    Posted 67 days ago
  • Great Cycle Challenge Day 19, Ride 19 Afternoon ride with the Lady Bug Miles donated to Peter Andreu who is still not allowed to go on long bike rides.
    21 Sep 2022

    Took the Lady bug out on a road ride to help her with her miles while helping Peter log miles as well. this ride is logged on his profile and not added to my mileage.

    Great Cycle Challenge Day 19, Ride 19 Afternoon ride with the Lady Bug Miles donated to Peter Andreu who is still not allowed to go on long bike rides.
    Posted 69 days ago
  • Great Cycle Challenge Day 17, Ride 18 Tribute ride for Christian Houghtaling from "The Christian Houghtaling Foundation"
    17 Sep 2022

    Todays ride I dedicate to the Memory of Christian Houghtaling.

    Christian, 17 years old, was an honor student who loved learning. He was a talented musician playing both saxophone and bass guitar. He loved putting together difficult puzzles and Legos. He enjoyed reading, art, music and travel. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. His sharp wit and sense of humor were key personality traits of Christian. Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at age 14, Christian fought for two years and passed away at age 17. His dream was to go to college and study medicine. He is loved and missed every second of the day. Christian’s memory lives on in all who loved him so deeply.

    Today's miles are donated to Peter Andreu (my son), who got injured on Sept. 1, 2022 and is unable to ride as many miles as before the accident.

    Great Cycle Challenge Day 17, Ride 18 Tribute ride for Christian Houghtaling from "The Christian Houghtaling Foundation"
    Posted 73 days ago
  • 11.0 mi ride - Great Cycle Challenge Day 14, Ride 17 Tribute Ride for Brody, a Baby boy taken far to early. - Wednesday, September 14, 2022
    Logged this ride 75 days ago
  • 13.8 mi ride - Great Cycle Challenge Day 14, Ride 16 Giving the middle finger to childhood cancer on Kick... - Wednesday, September 14, 2022
    Logged this ride 75 days ago
  • 56.3 mi ride - Great Cycle Challenge Day 13, Ride 15 Tribute ride for Ian - Tuesday, September 13, 2022
    Logged this ride 75 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!”
    $9,074.54
    Received this donation 75 days ago
  • Robert Hill
    $5,000
    Received this donation 76 days ago
    Ricardo Andreu
    Ricardo
    “Mr. & Mrs. Hill I am humbled by your continued support, Thank you for the bottom of my heart for your generosity and trust in both my commitment to the cause and the organization who does so much good for pediatric cancer research. Keep an eye on my progress as the month goes through.”
  • Malone AirCharter
    “Proud to support Ricardo in his efforts to help fight childhood cancer.”
    $4,000
    Received this donation 75 days ago
    Ricardo Andreu
    Ricardo
    “It is tremendously rewarding to know I count with the support of my employer and it's management. Your incredible support has propelled my fundraising efforts to unimaginable levels. Thank you for believing in me and supporting both me and this cause. ”
  • Brian and Karen Putzke
    “Ricardo, We are happy to support this worthy cause!”
    $2,070
    Received this donation 91 days ago
    Ricardo Andreu
    Ricardo
    “Mr. & Mrs. Putzke thank you so very much for your donation and continued support. Know this is going to help develop treatments that are more gentle on kids fighting for their lives. I will put some miles on my bike to repay you next month.”
  • Mike Adams
    “Proud to help my buddy who pours his heart and soul into this cause.”
    $1,035
    Received this donation 75 days ago
  • Gary Chartrand
    $1,000
    Received this donation 91 days ago
    Ricardo Andreu
    Ricardo
    “Gary you're amazing. Thank you so much for your support. Your contribution will have an impact on many children's lives. ”
  • Anonymous
    $1,000
    Received this donation 76 days ago
  • Facebook Fundraiser Donation
    $500
    Received this donation 75 days ago
  • Facebook Fundraiser Donation
    $400
    Received this donation 76 days ago
  • Facebook Fundraiser Donation
    $262
    Received this donation 107 days ago
    Ricardo Andreu
    Ricardo
    “Thank you si much Chilly, you're always by my side and can't thank you enough for your support. ”
  • Marshall Hill
    $258.75
    Received this donation 67 days ago
  • Facebook Fundraiser Donation
    $250
    Received this donation 75 days ago
  • Facebook Fundraiser Donation
    $250
    Received this donation 245 days ago
    Ricardo Andreu
    Ricardo
    “Thank you Art for your support. ”
  • Maria Quevedo-Riley
    “Way to go Primo!!!”
    $207
    Received this donation 75 days ago
  • RICARDO Y ANA MARIA ANDREU
    “Estamos muy orgullosos de tu esfuerzo dedicación y motivación. Sigue adelante! Te amamos mucho. Cuidate mucho!!”
    $207
    Received this donation 76 days ago
  • Anonymous
    $124.20
    Received this donation 104 days ago
    Ricardo Andreu
    Ricardo
    “Thank you so much for your continued support Dawg, it is really appreciated, know I'll be thinking of you when my legs cramp next month. 🦵🏼🐕🦵🏼”
  • Curt, Maisa, Brian and Clarissa Niebrugge
    $124.20
    Received this donation 76 days ago
  • James Terrell
    “Go Ricardo! I hope you go at least 1 of those miles on that fancy bike!”
    $124.20
    Received this donation 75 days ago
  • Martin Stein
    $124.20
    Received this donation 92 days ago
    Ricardo Andreu
    Ricardo
    “Mr. Stein thank you so very much for your support, please know your donation is going to an organization that will turn it into life saving procedures and medication for many children. Check back on this page through the month of September to see my progress with the miles and the ultimate financial goal.”
  • James Johnson
    $103.50
    Received this donation 60 days ago
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