Bike Rally 20th Anniversary 6-Day Ride
PLEASE SPONSOR
Kiera and Natasha Lemire-Blair
Amount Raised
$1,200.00
Fundraising Goal $14,000.00

My Message

(All donations over $20 will receive a charitable tax receipt.)

Little miss Kiera, who is not so little anymore, asked me if I would return and do a third bike rally with her. Make no mistake, my daughter asked me if I would be willing to ride roughly 660km on my bike with her from Toronto to Montreal to raise funds for the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (PWA). I previously rode in 2012 and 2013.

I asked Kiera why she wanted ride? Her response was as follows: Mom, out of all the charities I am aware of I think PWA helps the most people in a very good way. I asked what do you mean by that, Kiera said: All of the money directly goes to help people in Toronto living with HIV and many people with HIV take part in the ride also to help their community. It's unique and a supportive environment, I want to be part of and raise funds for plus its the 20th anniversary of the Bike Rally in 2018.

We then had a long chat about what riding means, training starting in Sept 2017 until the snow hits the ground, indoor spinning in the winter, out in the Spring the second the snow is gone, giving up all her weekends to train. Giving up summer camp in July. No of this has deterred Kiera and I am so very proud of the teenager she has grown into and that we will be doing this ride together!

Why will we ride?

In Toronto, thousands of people are living with the virus that causes AIDS and approximately one-quarter of Canada’s HIV positive population live and access care here. The Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (PWA) is the largest direct support service agency of its kind for men, transmen, women, transwomen and children living with HIV/AIDS in Canada. Every year PWA provide over 30,000 unique services to more than 2,500 individuals.

The challenges facing people living with HIV are numerous and complex: episodes of illness, numerous life transitions, discrimination, financial difficulties, social isolation, side effects from medications and long term effects from the virus – to name but a few. PWA provides a safe place to express those concerns and a place where practical information and support services are available.

Your collective donations help to fund the bulk of PWA's operating budget for thousands of men, transmen, transwomen, women and children living with HIV/AIDS.

On behalf of PWA's clients, we thank you sincerely for your donation. 

XO, Tash and Kiera

Event Date
Jul 29, 2018 9:00 AM
Location Name
Toronto to Montréal

My Team

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My Supporters (15)

Elaine La Chappelle left a message
Sep 18, 2017 8:51 AM
Have a great ride!
Elaine La Chappelle donated $100.00
Sep 18, 2017 8:50 AM
David, Lindsay left a message
Sep 17, 2017 4:57 PM
Have a blast guys!
David, Lindsay & Parker donated $50.00
Sep 17, 2017 4:57 PM
Michelle Bouwman left a message
Sep 17, 2017 3:47 PM
Right back at ya Tash! Looking forward to riding with you two!
Michelle Bouwman donated $50.00
Sep 17, 2017 3:47 PM
Arunjit Qaumi donated $100.00
Sep 17, 2017 2:52 PM
Barry left a message
Sep 16, 2017 11:02 PM
You can do this for sure. Your pain is nothing compared to how you are helping others.
Barry and Nadeane donated $100.00
Sep 16, 2017 11:01 PM
May Tam donated $50.00
Sep 16, 2017 9:13 PM
Karen Wood donated $200.00
Sep 16, 2017 5:59 PM
Dinaz left a message
Sep 15, 2017 12:50 PM
Good luck Kiera
Dinaz Garda donated $50.00
Sep 15, 2017 12:49 PM
Mom (Natasha Lemire-Blair) left a message
Sep 15, 2017 2:54 AM
Kiera, I am so proud of you. What a incredible teenager you are growing into. Truly a role model for your peers, XO
Natasha Lemire-Blair donated $500.00
Sep 15, 2017 2:53 AM