Certificate of Appreciation

From Great Cycle Challenge

Certificate of Appreciation

Posted in Great Cycle Challenge

I’m doing it again . . .


I have registered for the Great Cycle Challenge and my goal is to pedal 300 km this June to fight kids’ cancer!

Why am I doing this? Because over 1,400 children are diagnosed with cancer in Canada every year.

It will be tough, but it’s nothing compared to what these kids face every day of their lives as they battle this terrible disease.

Kid should be living life, not fighting for it.

And so I am taking on my own personal challenge to support cancer research to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve.

But I need your help.

Please support my challenge and join me in the fight to save little lives by making a donation through my fundraising page:


All funds raised will support SickKids’ Foundation to continue their work to care for these kids, develop innovative treatments and find a cure for childhood cancer.

Thank you for your support.


Posted in health

Please sponsor me in the Stoma Stroll Awareness Walk

Saturday, October 1, 2016 is Canada Ostomy Day and I am participating in the Stoma Stroll to raise money for Ostomy Canada Society’s mission to help all people with an ostomy, and their families, helping them to live life to the fullest through support, education, collaboration and advocacy.

Please sponsor me and help make a difference. Together, with your support, we can reach our fundraising goal.

Visit my fund-raising page at: https://ostomycanada.akaraisin.com/stomastroll2016/peterfolk and make a donation or join me in the walk!

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I did it!

I did it!

My challenge finished last week and I pedaled a total of 278.1km and raised $245 in the 2016 Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids’ cancer!

It was worth every aching muscle to help these children and their families.

THANK YOU for supporting my challenge to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve.

Your support kept me pedaling throughout the month and I could not have done it without you.

All funds raised will help the SickKids Foundation to continue its work in developing treatments and finding a cure for childhood cancer.

For those of you who have not yet supported my challenge, there’s still time to join me and help these kids.

To view my progress, simply check out my fundraising page below:


Thanks again, your support really means a lot.


Posted in health

Happy Stomaversary!

Today is my 20th anniversary of getting life-saving colostomy surgery!

Yes, 20 years ago I was in a hospital recovering from surgery to remove cancer in my rectum. Since then I have been able to do almost everything that I was able to do before. Even some things that I thought I would never do!

I’ve gone through chemotherapy and radiation treatments. I’ve continued to be active by walking and biking. I’ve worked at various jobs and have stepped up my volunteering. I’ve lived to see two children get married, and enjoy playing with two grand children now. Life is good!

To find out more about what a colostomy is, visit the Ostomy Canada Society website at www.ostomycanada.ca

October 1, 2016 is Canada Ostomy Day and I’m raising awareness and funds for Ostomy Canada Society by participating in the Stoma Stroll. You can view/donate on my fund-raising page:


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