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2017 Recap

60 cyclists raised $202,250 from 972 donors making 2017 Ride For A Child one of the most successful fundraising campaigns in Candlelighters For Children With Cancer’s 40 year history!  Sadly, Cycle Oregon was forced to cancel the annual ride due to wildfires raging throughout Oregon.  A very tough, yet ultimately right, decision was made for the health and safety of the cyclists.

Ride For A Child (RFAC) is a unique fundraising event that’s in collaboration with Cycle Oregon celebrates the lives of children and families in Oregon and SW Washington affected by childhood cancer.  A special part of RFAC is our cyclists are partnered with Honored Children and they help advocate for childhood cancer, serve as inspiration, and represent various stages and diagnosis of childhood cancer.  A really special part of being part of RFAC is getting to participate in the Ride Out, an opportunity for the Honored Children and their families to ride alongside the cyclists. 

Please join us in congratulating the following:

Team Brycson – Captain Jim Stumpf, Mark Bennett, Carol Crooke, Muriel Garven, Kathleen Hermann, Jennifer Jones, Tom Leslie, Suzanna McKirdie, Jeff Yandle, Brooke Henry, James Olson

Team Holly – Captain John Williams, Jeff Dickson, Tom Gilbertson, Reneta Hahn, Jeff Wannamaker, Sandy Hicks, Kathy Collier, Akin Blitz, Don and Suzy Jones, Phil Reget, Janet Hudson, Gregg Holt

Team Jakob – Captain Allison Fox, Lew Bank, Eric Gross, Ruth Johnson, Jeffrey Leslie, Julie Matteson, Jim Ruble, Liz Birkmeyer, Craig and Sally Stack, Rod Malone, Julia Smith, Micah LeBank

Team Karrah – Captain Renee Pype, Marc Alexander, David Aucsmith, Ken Drury, Tim Fleskes, Steve Glenn, Bryan Leslie, Rose Martin, Gary Spencer, Kevin Pazaski, Garen and Jay Weitman, Tim Leslie

Team Keira – Captain Dick Hartung, Ra Antico, Dan Dulley, Joe Greulich, Brandon Johnson, Tony Jordan, David Leslie, Steve Stirrett, Evelyn West, John McGuigan, Melissa Crest

RFAC Committee and Support Staff – Chair Evelyn West, Maureen Casey, Sheila Connelly, Emily Jacobsen, Brad Kendrick, Steve Hooker, Sally Stack, Julia Smith

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors:  Norlift of Oregon, Antico & Forbess, LLP, First Republic Bank, Johnson RV, Overhead Door Company of Portland, John L. Scott Foundation, Weston Dealerships, A Body of Wisdom Natural Family Medicine, Clackamas County Peace Officers’ Benevolent Foundation, Collier Arbor Care, Connelly Law Offices, Endeavour Capital, LHL Homes, Mascord Design Associates.  Ride For A Child would not be possible without your support.


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What is Ride For A Child?  Each year, a group of 50-60 dedicated cyclists join our Ride For A Child (RFAC) team and raise funds for programs that directly serve families in Oregon and SW Washington battling cancer. Riders partner with an Honored Child in our community to highlight the hope and need for support for all Candlelighters families.

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Want to join RFAC 2018?

Contact Jennifer at jennifer@candlelightersoregon.org to join the wait list.

What is expected of RFAC team members?
Every team member is encouraged to set a fundraising goal of $2,500 or more. We offer plenty of fundraising ideas and support, and help you set up your own personal website. Groups of riders are  connected with an Honored Child who has recently battled cancer for the year.  Cyclists literally Ride For A Child - and raise awareness and support for Candlelighters families along the way.

Why ride:
Each year, 200 new children and teens will be diagnosed with cancer in Oregon and SW Washington, with more than 1,000 families in treatment at any time. Candlelighters supports these kids and families by providing emergency financial assistance, monthly family activities, bereavement support and in-hospital programs such as catered meals, food pantries, and a weekly snack cart.

2017 Ride For A Child Honored Children



Thank You To Our Wonderful Sponsors!

Ride For A Child Gold Sponsor

Ride For A Child Silver Sponsors



Ride For A Child Bronze Sponsors

Clackamas County Peace Officers' Benevolent Foundation

Collier Arbor Care

Connelly Law Offices

Endeavour Capital

LHL Homes

Mascord Design Associates