He’s undergone intensive radiation, numerous rounds of chemotherapy, and a bone marrow transplant to fight the ravages of High Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, which he was diagnosed with in 2007. But Barrie’s Adam Fedosoff hasn’t let cancer dampen his spirits. On the contrary, he’s leading by example and aiming to help young spirits soar when he trades in his wheelchair for a road bike to take part in the 7th annual Tour For Kids Ontario between August 19-22.
The 16-year-old cancer survivor will take part in the four-day ride to help raise money to send children with cancer to camp.
Adam hopes his efforts will help people, “…understand the importance for continued research” and help others experience “…the joy that camp can bring to their lives.”
Tour for Kids supports three organizations — Camp Oochiegeas, Camp Quality and Camp Trillium and has raised $6 million over the past 7 years, sending 4,000 children per year to summer camps.
Steve Page, or Barenaked Ladies fame, believes the camps, “give children with cancer the joy, laughter and friendships that should be a part of every child’s summer fun.”
Adam will be one of 500 cyclists who will be pedaling between 100 and 224 kilometres per day through southern Ontario cottage country. The longest route will total 812km.
If you’d like to contribute or participate in Tour For Kids, click here.