Name: Ken Cross
Cycling Experience: 1 year – started cycling on October 28, 2008
Occupation: Human Resources Manager
Hometown: Kingston, Ontario
Family: Married for 13 years (Colleen), and father to 3 beautiful girls; Leah 9, Megan 6 and Emma 3
Your biggest physical accomplishments to date: Completed the 2009 Sears National Kids Cancer Ride, 7,200kms over 12 days. Team travelled 2,600 kms in 12 days
“The New Normal” – Living with Cancer – The 2nd Time
I’m honoured to have been selected as 1 of the 43 national riders for the 2010 Sears National Kids Cancer Ride. This is the longest charity cycling event on behalf of childhood cancer. I’m proud to be able to say that 100% of the donations made will go towards supporting local and national childhood cancer programs. At any one time, cancer holds 10,000 children within its grip. With each dollar raised we can collectively fight with and for each child and give them a better chance of survival and also a better after cancer.
So, why do I ride for Childhood Cancer? Well, let me share our story.
On April 24, 2008 our family received a call that would change our lives forever. What was normal in life changed to what my wife and I call “The New Normal”, living with cancer. Earlier that day in April 2008 our 4 year old daughter Megan went to our family doctor as we suspected that something was wrong (lethargic, bruising, no appetite). At 11:10pm our family doctor called saying that we needed to get Megan to the hospital. My wife and I made our way down to Kingston General Hospital and by 12:30am we were told that they suspected that Megan had Leukemia, and at 3:30am the words that no parent should hear were spoken, “Your Child has Cancer”. Read More »