5th Annual Miles for Smiles bike-a-thon
The Noah John Winston Miles Foundation
We started The Noah John Winston Miles Foundation in honour of our son who died suddenly in 2015 at the age of three. Our objective is to raise funds to support anti-bullying initiatives and programming like Roots of Empathy.
Our ride is a unique opportunity inspired by Noah - for kids by kids. Noah loved to be outside riding his bike or scooter. We spent countless hours watching him circle the track at Duke of Connaught Public School in Leslieville. So, when we were considering fundraising activities, a bike-a-thon for children was a natural fit. We have secured a closed course and group riders by age category to pedal or scooter around the track as many times as they can in the allotted time. When not on the course, there is plenty to see and do including bike decorating, temporary tattoos, live music, face painting and so much more!
The money raised by Miles for Smiles bike-a-thon will go to support anti-bullying initiatives in the community. This is something that Noah cared about. He was a "tiny teacher" with Roots of Emapthy in his first year of life. As a pre-schooler, he was a good friend to many of his classmates. The ripple effect that Noah's life has inspired will continue through the work of the Foundation.
Noah would be celebrating his 8th birthday this September and Miles for Smiles bike-a-thon is a perfect party for marking this milestone.
Please register to participate on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Duke of Connaught P.S. (70 Woodfield Rd., Toronto), or sponsor a rider today!
*Please note that all participants are required to wear a helmet and must sign a photo/liability waiver.
When: Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Duke of Connaught P.S., 70 Woodfield Rd., Toronto, ON
Why: To gather as a community, celebrate Noah, and raise money to support anti-bullying initiatives like Roots of Empathy.
Other info: There is no registration fee. A minimum fundraising amount of $100 per participant, or $150 per family is suggested.
The Noah John Winston Miles Foundation is a registered Canadian charity. A tax receipt will be issued by Canada Helps on behalf of the Foundation for all donations over $25.