Riding to help cure Pediatric Cancer!
For a Cure
those in need
Team Ellie has been riding and raising money for childhood cancer causes since 2009, including Children's Hospital Colorado. The team has ridden over 10,000 miles and has raised nearly $100,000 to support those children and their families affected by childhood cancer.
Help kids who are fighting cancer.
Ellie's Annual Carnival and Fun Run is returning for 2015. We are always in need of donations, volunteers and of course, participants! Please watch this space for more information throughout the year and contact us if you'd like to help!
Team Ellie is dedicated to helping children stricken with cancer and their families. We know the journey through cancer is one of the worst experiences a family can endure and we are here to help make the journey easier.
Team Ellie hosts a carnival every year to help raise money and awareness for Pediatric Cancer. We also cycle in the Courage Classic each year to raise money for Children's Hospital Colorado. We are always in need of volunteers and riders!
FROM STAGE IV CANCER FIGHTER TO COURAGE CLASSIC RIDER
When Ellie was just a few days shy of her 2nd birthday, a small bump was found on her tummy. This bump was actually a tumor in her kidney that was about the size of two softballs. What's worse is that the cancer had also moved to her lung. She had Stage IV Widely Diffuse Anaplastic Wilm's Tumor. A very rare and extremely aggressive form of kidney cancer. She was immediately admitted to Children's Hospital Colorado and began a 14 month journey of surgeries, radiation treatment, chemotherapy, blood transfusions and more. She was given less than a 1 in 3 chance of surviving.
Not only did Ellie survive, but she thrives! This year Ellie was able to give back to Children's Hospital by riding in the Family Day for the 25th Annual Courage Classic. Also, she has passed her five year mark for remission this summer, which means she is technically cured from cancer.
Team Ellie rides and raises money for childhood cancer to honor Ellie's journey and to create more happy endings for more cancer families.