Wheels of Justice
The Wheels of Justice cycling team rides to raise money for children fighting cancer and blood diseases. We ride in the Annual Courage Classic, this year a 2-day ride through the Rocky Mountains hosted by Children’s Hospital Colorado. Founded in 2005, our team is made up from 250 riders at every age and skill level. Our youngest rider is usually a baby, pulled along by their parents, alongside their siblings. This ride is different, this cause is different, because this hospital is different.
We aim to raise $750,000 in 2024 for the Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Our money goes to fund primary pediatric oncologic research as well as mental health and wellness care for families and patients dealing with a diagnosis of cancer or blood disorders.
As of 2023, we have raised over $6.25 Million!! Come ride with us!
Courage Classic Bicycle Tour July 20-21, 2024
2024 William Maniatis
Will was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) on December 18, 2018 after experiencing a handful of weeks of “just not feeling right”. He had just turned 14 and, prior to diagnosis, was a very healthy, vital and strong kid and no history of cancer in our family.
The sub-type of Will’s leukemia put him immediately into the “high-risk” category (he also had central nervous system involvement which caused damage to his pituitary and an additional diagnosis of diabetes insipidus). The first two highly-aggressive rounds of chemotherapy had very little impact on his disease burden so we began the process of searching for clinical trials.
We learned Will would need a bone marrow transplant (BMT) to save his life and, fortunately, both big brothers were perfect matches. In the meantime, Will participated in a clinical trial that did have a considerable impact on the percentage of leukemic blasts in his bone marrow so he elected to repeat the same treatment regimen in hopes of achieving enough “remission” to move forward with a transplant.
It was a “Hail Mary” but, miraculously, the results of his bone marrow biopsy revealed he could proceed! The timeline for transplant was very aggressive but we knew it was his only hope for further treatment and big brother Stathi was waiting in the wings ready to donate his healthy marrow the very moment it was needed. We very much felt if Will could get through BMT then perhaps he could defy the odds and come through his diagnosis victorious. Read More
2023 Trevor Kling
Trevor was the type of kid that could light a room with his smile. No matter what happened in his father David’s day, as soon as he got home, Trevor would change everything. He would run up to him with that ear-to-ear smile and all the bad in his day would disappear.
When people think about Trevor, we hope they will smile as he did, and laugh in remembering him. Trevor had the funniest fashion sense you could imagine, you would never be able to predict what he would come out of his room wearing. He had an exorbitant collection of ridiculous and weird socks and he absolutely loved wearing them. Read More
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We are so lucky to have our sponsors join us in the fight against cancer! Sponsorship levels range from Courage ($50,000), Summit ($25,000), Peak ($10,000), Elevation ($5,000), and Copper ($2,500). Sponsorship benefits range from dedicated Wheels of Justice Social Media Posts, Ads, Banners, Jerseys, and various other ways to ensure companies and organizations are recognized for their generous donation. Thank you for this year’s sponsors for continuing to provide resources for the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Hospital Colorado!