Celebrating 14 years with Tour for Kids and supporting kids living with and beyond cancer
Tour for Kids is an important, sustainable source of funding for the incredible childhood cancer camp organizations in Canada. Since 2004 Tour For Kids has raised and distributed more than $11 million to these amazing organizations. Tour For Kids has also assisted in establishing a camp at SickKids hospital, rejuvenated the aging infrastructure of several overnight camps and improved the delivery of service across all three camps. Since camp is free to those in need, Tour for Kids funding means children with cancer and their families can take a break from their stresses while enjoying a camp experience just like other kids.
What makes Tour for Kids different from other “epic” events? You will be helping kids with cancer while challenging yourself. Tour For Kids is more than just a morning cruise on urban highways with a crowd of thousands. It’s more than just a one-day “gran fondo” Tour For Kids is a 3-day, 300 to 600 km tour of quiet out-of-way country roads and a challenging and rewarding experience. Tour For Kids isn’t just about conquering cancer. It’s about making a meaningful, immediate and lasting difference in the lives of kids with cancer today.
On the road, Tour For Kids route marshals will help you arrive safely at the Rest Stops and will ensure everyone follows the rules of the road. Qualified medics are on-route to help if needed… blister? Sunburn? Little scrapes? Our medics are there to help and will give you a hug if you need it! Mechanics sponsored by Gears and Bike Right help with flats and any emergency mechanical support your bike might need. Tour marshals provide route support and encourage you every step of the way. Rest Stops not only have the best food on a cycling tour, but they entertain and offer words of encouragement and delight! Our morning and evening programs are filled with delicious food, entertainment, camp games and an opportunity to meet the children who attend Camp Ooch, Camp Quality and Camp Trillium.
What makes Tour for Kids stand above the rest is our 100% donation model. We assure you that 100% of your receipted donations go directly to helping children with cancer. This is only possible through the support our volunteers and our generous corporate partners, including lead sponsor Investors Group. Their combined commitment and contribution, along with your registration fees, help cover all event costs. This means that our Tour for Kids community is assured that all donations raised are put to work improving the quality of life of a child with cancer.
Whether you choose to ride, volunteer or donate, your contribution is meaningful and appreciated. On behalf of the camps and the kids at the heart of Tour for Kids, thank you for helping make a meaningful difference in the quality of life of children with cancer.