Name: Simon Williams
Occupation: BuddhaRider yoga+spin studio
Hometown: Collingwood, Ontario
Family: Married; father to twin boys who are 11 years old
Biggest physical accomplishments to date: Tour for Kids 2009
25, 25, 25
25 years from diagnosis, 2500 km to ride, 25000 (lets make that 50k) dollars to raise, This will be my 2010!
The year 2010 will represent 25 years from the time I was diagnosed with CML. A form of leukemia not often found in 17 year old boys. From the innocence of youth I was transformed into a cancer patient with all the adult worries to go along with it. Giving up was not a choice and with the help of a loving family, incredible parents and the most supportive of friends, I was able to survive an unrelated bone marrow transplant in 1992.
Today I am cancer free! Married to a beautiful woman for 12 years and the father of 10 year old twin boys. In other words I live a blessed life for which I am truly grateful.
So in honor of the kids that are going through what will obviously be their toughest road of their short lives, I along with 40 or so others have committed to ride across our great country (my portion will be aprox 2500km) in the hope of raising 2-3 million dollars and of equal importance raising awareness and the hope of these young souls and their families.
I am at your service and I humbly ask you for your support both morally, spiritually and if able financially.
Thank you for making 2010 and my dream of 25 25 25 come true.