Rex Saffer

Rex Saffer
Cancer is the biggest killer of kids from disease in the USA, 38 children die every week. Please donate now and support my challenge to fight kids' cancer!
I've Ridden 0.0 mi ? My goal is 375 mi
My Rankings
  • National: 201st
  • State: 7th in PA
I've raised $518 My goal is $7,500 Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Brayden John Chandler

My Story

17 May 2024

Friends and Family,

This year, I am again taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge (GCC) to fight kids' cancer! This will be my fourth consecutive year to take up the Challenge, in which we set mileage and donation goals for the month of September. Our fundraising provides vital support (literally vital!) for the Children's Cancer Research Fund, a highly rated national foundation.

Why? Because right now, cancer is the biggest killer of children from disease in the United States. Over 15,700 children are diagnosed every year, and sadly, 38 children die of cancer every week. One of these was my 3–year old step–grandson Brayden, who died of Wilms' Tumor, the most common form of childhood kidney cancer. Most kids with Wilms that get an early diagnosis go on to survive and lead normal lives. Brayden never got that chance.

In 2023, the National Cancer Institute earmarked about $300 million for pediatric cancer research. That sounds like a huge investment, but it was only 4% of a total budget of over $7.7 billiion! This is an abomination. For this year's Challenge, I have made the first donation of $500. Please join me by making a generous donation of your own to support the Children's Cancer Research Fund and give these kids the brighter futures they deserve. Kids should be living their lives, not fighting for them.

I rode 271 miles and raised $178 in 2021, 304 miles and $2,034 in 2022, 361 miles and $6,869 in 2023. This year I will try to coax 375 miles out of my aging, delapidated body. The rest depends on you! I have set a goal of $7,500 and hope you will help me to reach or even exceed it.

Thank you so much,


My Legacy

Here's my personal impact over 4 years to fight kids' cancer and save little lives.
  • 271 mi Ridden
  • 304 mi Ridden
    $2,034 Raised
  • 361 mi Ridden
    $6,869 Raised
937 mi

My Challenge

  • 25.0 mi ride - SRT Norristown to Mowere - Sunday, June 16, 2024
    Logged this ride 34 days ago - View on Strava
  • 25.6 mi ride - CVT KOP to Exton Park - Wednesday, June 12, 2024
    Logged this ride 38 days ago - View on Strava
  • 26.6 mi ride - SRT Cromby Trailhead to Pottstown Riverfront Park - Friday, June 7, 2024
    Logged this ride 43 days ago - View on Strava
  • 28.3 mi ride - SRT Schuylkill Center to Pawlings - Sunday, June 2, 2024
    Logged this ride 48 days ago - View on Strava
  • 20.7 mi ride - SRT Oaks/Lock 60/Mowere - Saturday, June 1, 2024
    Logged this ride 49 days ago
  • 25.5 mi ride - CVT KOP to Exton - Tuesday, May 28, 2024
    Logged this ride 53 days ago - View on Strava
  • 22.0 mi ride - Perkiomen Oaks to Schwenksville - Saturday, May 25, 2024
    Logged this ride 56 days ago - View on Strava
  • 23.1 mi ride - CVT Exton to Chesterbrook - Monday, May 20, 2024
    Logged this ride 61 days ago - View on Strava
  • 19.8 mi ride - Port Indian to Mowere - Sunday, May 19, 2024
    Logged this ride 62 days ago
  • 17.6 mi ride - Conshohocken Station to Betzwood - Friday, May 17, 2024
    Logged this ride 64 days ago

My Sponsors

  • Rex Saffer
    “Kicking things off with my own personal donation to fight kids' cancer!”
    Received this donation 64 days ago
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