Tom Schultz

8years All Star
Tom Schultz
Riding in memory of Pat & Tim C & Tim G, and in honor of Scott
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 71 mi
My Rankings
  • National: 4th
  • State: 3rd in IL
  • My Team: 1st
I've raised $3,768 My goal is $5,000 Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Pat & Tim C & Tim G, and in honor of Scott

Pat & Tim C & Tim G, and in honor of Scott

Three of my longtime friends, who left us too early, will be along with me this year - in my thoughts and with my music playing loudly. And riding in honor of Scott, who battled cancer in 2022.

My Story

24 Apr 2024

I am back.

This September, I am taking part again - my eighth year - in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer!

Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.

This year again, I am on Team Kahleesi. Kahleesi is now five and was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma when she was only 9 months old. She is currently in remission.

Who am I riding for this year? In the past few years, riding along with me were two longtime friends, who passed away too early. We lost Pat M. in 2020 and then Tim C. in 2021.We lost another great friend, Tim G., in 2023. They will all be along with me.

I will also be riding in honor of another kid again this year, our son Scott. Scott started battling Stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma in June 2022. He remains cancer free.

With your support over the past GCC seven years, we were able to raise close to $39k. THANK YOU!

My GCC goals for this year – continue raising awareness, funds, and prayers, while hoping this body allows me to ride a few miles. Miles? My goal for this year is 71 - matching my latest trip around the sun.

Your support will change lives.

This is not just an event - it is a movement to end childhood cancer.

Onward!

Tom

My Legacy

Here's my personal impact over 8 years to fight kids' cancer and save little lives.
  • 300 mi Ridden
    Raised
    2017
  • 203 mi Ridden
    Raised
    2018
  • 223 mi Ridden
    $2,328 Raised
    2019
  • 206 mi Ridden
    $5,163 Raised
    2020
  • 202 mi Ridden
    $7,500 Raised
    2021
  • 201 mi Ridden
    $9,076 Raised
    2022
  • 124 mi Ridden
    $11,844 Raised
    2023
8years
1,458 mi
Ridden
$42,368
Raised

My Challenge

  • 2 weeks = 2 years
    28 Apr 2024

    Although it was only 2 weeks ago that I put out my announcement note that I would be riding again this year, I am happy to share that we now have eighteen donors on my list for a total of almost $3300. Amazing. Although still early in the challenge, these numbers place me second nationally, second in the state, and …... first in the 66–75-year-old category.

    Some historical perspective. In my first 2 years, 2017-2018, of participating in this Great Cycle Challenge, I raised about $2700. Now in 2024, we have raised more than that in just 2 weeks.

    Thanks for checking out my update and adding your names to my list. Keep the kids in your thoughts.

    2 weeks = 2 years
    Posted 22 days ago
  • $2,500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just raised $2,500 to fight kids' cancer and achieved SUPERHERO LEVEL in the challenge! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 27 days ago
  • $2,000 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just raised $2,000 to fight kids' cancer and achieved LEGEND LEVEL in the challenge! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 32 days ago
  • $1,000 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just raised $1,000 to fight kids' cancer and achieved WARRIOR LEVEL in the challenge! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 35 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just raised $500 to fight kids' cancer and achieved GUARDIAN LEVEL in the challenge! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 38 days ago
  • $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 38 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 38 days ago

My Sponsors

  • Anonymous
    “For the Kids!”
    $517.50
    Received this donation 35 days ago
    Tom Schultz
    Tom
    “Dear Anonymous (MD), wow - thanks for your very generous donation in support of this cause and me, and of course, the kids. I am honored and humbled to have you on my sponsor list.”
  • Mary Dempsey
    “Go Tom Go!”
    $310.50
    Received this donation 26 days ago
    Tom Schultz
    Tom
    “Demps, thanks for your very generous donation to this cause and joining my list of sponsors again this year. We ride for those young ones who can't ride now but will in the future. It is friends like you who make this all possible. Your support of me for this challenge and all the support of us over all these years is so much appreciated.”
  • Tip & BoYoung
    ““Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” ― Albert Einstein Best of luck. Keep moving, brother.”
    $310.50
    Received this donation 23 days ago
    Tom Schultz
    Tom
    “BoYoung & Tip, thanks for the generous donation. I am honored to have you on my list again in support of this cause and the kids and families impacted by cancer. And I am very appreciated of your support of me for this, and support of all of us through so many items. And the quote - it ended up in my "book". Onward!”
  • Ann Simms
    $258.75
    Received this donation 27 days ago
    Tom Schultz
    Tom
    “Ann, with the systems error, I added your comments here: Tom, I'm grateful every year when I see that you're continuing to support this wonderful cause and allowing us to participate with you through our contributions. What an amazing legacy you've built! Ann, thanks so much for very generous donation. Year after year, you show your support and generosity for me, the kids and this cause. I am so honored to still be teaming with you through all these years.”
  • CJS
    “May the wind be slight and your seat un-chafed.”
    $258.75
    Received this donation 21 days ago
    Tom Schultz
    Tom
    “Bill & MC, thanks for the generous donation. I am honored to have you on my list again in support of this cause and the kids and families impacted by cancer. Hope the wind and my seat cooperate, along with the music slightly louder as I wander the trail behind your house. Maybe you can join me for a ride.”
  • Mark Valentine
    “Best of luck on year #8!”
    $258.75
    Received this donation 6 days ago
    Tom Schultz
    Tom
    “Chris and Mark, Thanks so much for your generous donation in support of the kids, this cause and me. My year 8 and you have been on my list for most of those. Friends like you make all this possible.”
  • Anonymous
    “Well done, Tom. Glad to support you!”
    $258.75
    Received this donation 30 days ago
    Tom Schultz
    Tom
    “Dear Anonymous (K), thanks for your generous donation and joining my lineup again this year. It is helping out a great cause, as we also remember our good friends. Also, thanks for your ongoing support in all areas. Onward”
  • Mike Shanahan
    “Best of luck with year# 8 Tom. May your journey be smooth and ride like the wind (hopefully at your back) my friend. Doughboy”
    $207
    Received this donation 33 days ago
    Tom Schultz
    Tom
    “Doughboy, thank you for joining my list of sponsors again this year with your very generous donation. Always want a smooth and safe ride. The wind? If it is in my face, the music goes louder.”
  • Amy and Neal Levin
    “Good luck Tom!”
    $155.25
    Received this donation 34 days ago
    Tom Schultz
    Tom
    “Amy and Neal, thank you so much for your support and generosity for me, the kids and this cause. How great to have your names on my list again this year. Friends like you make all this possible.”
  • John &patty gehron
    “Ride like the wind!”
    $124.20
    Received this donation 35 days ago
    Tom Schultz
    Tom
    “Patty and John, thanks for your donation and joining my list of sponsors again this year. I truly appreciate your support year after year. You are giving the kids, and their families hope for a better future. Ride like the wind? I hope it is always at my back. Onward!”
  • Tom Wethekam
    $109.71
    Received this donation 36 days ago
    Tom Schultz
    Tom
    “Helen and Tom, thanks for joining me again this year for this cause. I appreciate your support.”
  • Joan Schmitz
    “John and I are happy to support you.”
    $103.50
    Received this donation 35 days ago
    Tom Schultz
    Tom
    “Joan and John, how great to have you joining me this year, as you have done for so many years in support of this cause. So glad to have my friends along with me.”
  • Donna Cigrang
    “I am very happy to donate to such a wonderful cause!”
    $72.45
    Received this donation 36 days ago
    Tom Schultz
    Tom
    “Donna, and I am very happy to have you on my sponsor list again this year. Tim will be along with me again this year.”
  • Kevin Leahy
    “Ride on!”
    $72.45
    Received this donation 32 days ago
    Tom Schultz
    Tom
    “Kevin, thanks so much for your donation, as you followed Doughboy's lead and joined my growing list of donors, with more than few Lions on there. I sincerely appreciate your support of the kids, this cause and me.”
  • Michael Stopka
    $72.45
    Received this donation 34 days ago
    Tom Schultz
    Tom
    “Donna & Mike, great to have you join me again this year, as we support the kids and this cause. Thank you! And have a fun time on the cruise.”
  • Hank Provost
    $51.75
    Received this donation 36 days ago
    Tom Schultz
    Tom
    “Hank, how nice to see your name on my donor list. Thanks for your support of the kids, this cause and me. Hope you are great.”
  • Karen and Jim Krause
    “Good Luck Tom. We know you will reach your goal. Have fun bike riding. Love, Jim and Karen”
    $51.75
    Received this donation 29 days ago
    Tom Schultz
    Tom
    “Karen & Jim, thanks so much for joining my list of donors again this year. Your support of the kids, the cause and me is really appreciated.”
  • Lynn Moran
    “Kevin and I are really grateful for you for doing this year after year!”
    $51.75
    Received this donation 30 days ago
    Tom Schultz
    Tom
    “Lynn & Kevin, And I am grateful for your generosity year after year. Happy to have friends like you that make this all possible. I really appreciate your support of this cause, the kids and me. Thank you!”
  • Kelly Schultz
    “Go Dad! Hopefully I’ll be able to join you for a ride sometime soon!”
    $5.18
    Received this donation 36 days ago
    Tom Schultz
    Tom
    “Kelly, thanks for donating again this year. I look forward to riding the trails along with you.”
  • Tom Schultz
    “Kicking things off with my own personal donation to fight kids' cancer!”
    $517.50
    Received this donation 38 days ago
    Tom Schultz
    Tom
    “Mr. Schultz, happy to be riding along with you again this year.”
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