Sunday June 23rd 2019

About Rael

Rael Herman was a Toronto-based business owner, husband, father and avid cyclist. At the age of 35, in 2004, he was diagnosed with brain cancer. After a year of treatments, including surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, Rael beat the odds. As part of his recovery, he began to cycle, and raised over $10,000 for cancer research.

Rael’s cancer remained in remission for over 13 years until a “routine” brain MRI in October 2017 showed Rael’s cancer had returned in the form of glioblastoma (GBM), the most aggressive form of brain cancer. Glioblastoma currently has no cure. Sadly, Rael lost his battle with brain cancer on Saturday, March 9, 2019.

Rael’s Ride is a rallying cry to show our support and determination to beat this aggressive disease by raising funds for Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre to support a clinical testing phase, which will create personalized radiation plans to treat GBM.

This event is organized by a group of Rael’s friends, family and cycling buddies. Our goal is to raise $50,000 for brain cancer research and better GBM treatments. We will not give up our fight to cure Brain Cancer. We hope you will join us and support this worthy cause!

Rest in Peace Rael

To make a donation to Sunnybrook, click here:  https://donate.sunnybrook.ca/raelsride

About Rael's Ride Event

Rael's Ride For Brain Cancer Research

in support of Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation

Date: Sunday June 23rd 2019    

10 km, 25Km and 60 Km Rides

Check-in 8:30 am

Ride Launch 9:15 am                                                       

Location: North Thornhill Community Centre, 300 Pleasant Ridge Ave 

There is no minimum fee for fundraising beyond the ticket price, but we encourage riders to raise money and contribute to the silent auction.

Event Details and Location

North Thornhill Community Centre

300 Pleasant Ridge Ave

Thornhill, ON L4J 9B3

Sunday June 23rd 2019

8:30 am Rider Check-in

9:15 am Ride Launch 25 km and 60 km

11:30 Lunch & Entertainment

12:30 Silent Auction and Raffle

2:00 End of Event