This Thursday I am very excited to be reconnecting with the team from Bike for Tykes to get my sweat on for some awesome social good.
Bike for Tykes is a volunteer organizing committee that partners with children’s charities in the Greater Toronto Area to host a one day spinning relay that raises funds to support programs that improve the lives of children.
Since 2012, Bike for Tykes has supported the Cancer Neighbourhood of the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning at SicKids. Despite enormous advances in the past 20 years, cancer is the most common cause of disease-related death in children. SickKids is the largest childhood cancer treatment centre in Canada and a major contributor to international pediatric clinical trials.
What I love about attending and participating in this event, beyond the half day of spinning, is the connection to the community and families who receive support at SickKids. Families are not only present spinning on stage, but are around the space sharing their personal stories and connecting with the cyclists. You get to hear the first hand impact of the funds raised and see how lives are changed.
If you have some spare change please consider donating it here and help improve the lives of children in need.