Ride for a Child 2023
Ride for a Child 2023 registration is officially open!
Did you hear the news? Cycle Oregon announced that the 2023 Classic is a new route! From September 9th-16th, we’ll ride from the valley’s scenic wine country to the central Oregon coast, and then back, alongside the Alsea River. Candlelighters For Children With Cancer is excited to host our 22nd Ride For A Child event at the Classic!
What is Ride For A Child?
Twenty-two years ago, Candlelighters family member Dick Hartung rode in Cycle Oregon in honor of his daughter, Jill. During his ride, he started a fundraising appeal that went out to his family, friends, and business associates. The ride was a huge success. Not only did he challenge himself and conquer the week of riding, he honored Jill’s life by enriching the lives of other families impacted by childhood cancer. In 2002, Dick raised over $12,000. Now, with a goal of $225,000 in 2023, Ride For A Child has raised millions for Candlelighters For Children With Cancer and continues to be Candlelighters’ largest fundraiser of the year.
How Does Ride For A Child partner with Cycle Oregon?
When you register for Ride For A Child, you commit to fundraise a minimum of $2,000 for Candlelighters For Children With Cancer. In return, Candlelighters provides your tent and porter service for the entire Classic event, free of charge. At the event, you’ll receive your Ride For A Child jersey and access to the designated Candlelighters’ camp area, for socializing, snacks, and drinks. You’ll be part of a community, riding to make a difference, together.
Do you want to know more about Ride for a Child? Visit our fundraising site and check out the FAQs here.
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Candlelighters For Children With Cancer was founded in 1977 by five families who had one thing in common: a child impacted by cancer.
At the time, there were no organizations to connect and support families going through this journey. Now, 45 years later, local families have come to depend on Candlelighters.
With the help of emergency financial assistance, regular family activities, in-hospital programs, and an annual family camp, we ensure that families have the resources and connections they need to navigate childhood cancer together.
Today, the organization has supported nearly 100,000 family members through the crisis of childhood cancer.