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Ed Helmus

Name: Ed Helmus

Age: Just Turned 58

Occupation: Business Analyst with Sears Canada

Hometown: Scarborough, Ontario

Family: Married to Christine

Biggest physical accomplishment(s) to date: 18 mile barefoot relay, 162k ride from Pickering to Belleville in last years ride along. 100k in support of United Way

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Together we can help to conquer this disease.

I started training and cycling last year to participate in one of the ride alongs. I joined D’Ornellas bike club and learned to ride in a group. I spent most Saturdays doing group rides and also started riding 25k to work.

As the training increased and the awareness for the cause grew I realized that I wanted to do the full ride in 2010. My wife had Thyroid Cancer which fortunately was successfully removed. I had also lost a friend to Cancer. I saw what this did to his family, the struggles they went through. I just can’t begin to imagine the struggles that a kid and his family are faced with.

I know that this will take a large amount of team work for fund raising, it will take a lot of training to get ready. But we will meet many new people with the same passion. And most of all, we will be doing this for the kids.

”Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has”  unknown