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Ralph's Journey

  • Naperville Running Company 34 W. Jefferson Ave. Naperville, IL 60540 USA (map)

Ralph Hayes - dedicated runner, mentor, artist, free spirit, advocate for children with cancer

Ralph's story:


In life, we don’t always get to choose what happens to us. For me, that realization came last October when I was diagnosed with cancer. I didn’t see it coming. After facing reality with my diagnoses, I took the focus off of myself and started thinking about how I could help others dealing with cancer. Immediately, I thought of children. Children diagnosed with cancer have their whole life ahead of them and very often don’t even understand what is happening to them. Thinking about their fear and future, I wanted to find a way to help. So, I have decided to participate a 24-hour race to inspire, motivate and raise funds for children battling cancer. 100% of the funds that I raise will go directly to kids who are fighting this disease. This is not only a personal goal, but one that can impact families by potentially saving their child’s life. If the dollars raised can help just one child, we have all done a very worthwhile thing- together. The kids are the ones that I want to help. 

I have chosen Bike Bald because it’s specific to children and it’s a local organization. As mentioned earlier, 100% of YOUR donation will go directly to the kids and families.

** To order a Ralph's Journey t-shirt visit:     (please note the link is not associated with our website so it will take you out and you will have to log back in to ours to continue)

Earlier Event: September 14
Private Card & Art Party
Later Event: September 27
Restorative Yoga