In 2013, Michael Chan and Cherith Tse decided to participate in the Ontario Ride to Conquer Cancer. It was shortly after Michael's mother, Winnie, was diagnosed with leukemia. That year, the two of them managed to raise $8,557 for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. It seemed like a great way to support someone living with cancer, especially since Winnie had been receiving her treatment and care at PMCC.
After that first Ride, some family members and friends were inspired to join - partly to join in supporting Winnie, but also to support other people in their lives who were living with cancer. That year, in 2014, TeamWIN! was formed with 5 members. The thought of having to raise the minimum $2,500 each to participate in the Ride seemed daunting at first, but everyone managed to do it. Then, then thought of having to ride from Niagara Falls to Toronto over two days seemed intimidating, but again, proved to be no problem. Before that first Ride was even over, everyone was already registered for the next year's Ride.
That commitment to raising as much money as possible to Conquer Cancer has continued on as TeamWIN! prepares to ride for the sixth year. To date, TeamWIN! has raised $77,541 for PMCC. With your generous help, TeamWIN! hopes to continue making a big impact in the fight to Conquer Cancer in our lifetime. Please consider donating to support TeamWIN!, the people they are riding for, as well as anyone in your life whose life may be affected by cancer.DONATE NOW!
TeamWIN! has been fortunate to get two team sponsors this past year. Team Sponsors can be businesses or individuals who have made generous pledges to support every member of TeamWIN!, and the team proudly wears their logos on their Ride jerseys. Ask Michael how to become a Team Sponsor!
"2018 marks my 6th Ride to Conquer Cancer. I did my first Ride with Cherith in 2013 right after my mother was diagnosed with Leukemia and started treatment at Princess Margaret. Since then, many other people in my life have been affected by cancer. This is my motivation to make the biggest difference I can in the fight to end cancer."
Cherith participated his first RTCC in 2013 with Mike when Winnie was first diagonsed. In 2014, he cheered on his wife, Anna, to successfully complete her fund raising campaign and be part of team WIN. Cherith contiunes to ride for his family members and friends who are living with cancer.
Amy joined Team Win in 2014 inspired by Michael and Cherith's 2013 Ride to Conquer Cancer. She rides for Winnie, her Brother-in-law Earl and her Dad John and also for those friends that have battled cancer, those still fighting and in memory of the friends and family that she have lost. There is no doubt in her mind that Cancer can be beaten and intends to participate in the Ride to Conquer Cancer until that day comes!
Amy will not be participating in the 2018 Ride.
"I answered Michael's call for team mates with great trepidation. Motivated and inspired by photos from his ride the previous year and stories of Winnie's progress at Princess Margaret as well as my father-in-law's grueling journey through diagnosis, treatment, and remission around the same time, I took a leap of faith and committed."
Jody will not be participating in the 2018 Ride.
Anna cheered from the sidelines as her husband Cherith and brother-in-law Mike completed the 2013 RTCC, but in 2014 she stepped waaaaay out of her comfort zone and accepted their challenge to fundraise and become a member of Team Win. She proudly wears the 2014 Enbridge RTCC jersey in honor of her beloved father John, Michael's mother Winnie, and in loving memory of her friend Jamelle, who lost her battle with cancer in April of 2014.
Anna will not be participating in the 2018 Ride.
Elizabeth joined TeamWIN! in 2015, recruited by Jody. An outgoing and positive spirit, as well as a fast cyclist, she brought a great energy to the team.
Elizabeth will not be participating in the 2018 Ride.