About the ride:
Emery's Thunder Ride is a coast to coast bike ride across the U.S. by one solo rider, Peter Halper, to raise awareness and funds for kids with cancer. Our children don't deserve this and we are fighting back.
This ride will consist of 3 coast to coast crossings (one for each year of Emery's life) from July - September 2023. It's a crazy stunt to find real solutions for the childhood cancer crisis. With a goal of $3 million, funds from this ride will go to childhood cancer research, support families with a child in treatment and raise awareness about Neuroblastoma.
No one is going to solve this puzzle for us. But if we work together and take bold action, we can bring the thunder to childhood cancer.
Bringing The Thunder To Childhood Cancer
The rider is Peter Halper, a 55 year old from Wisconsin. This husband/father/grandfather is lovingly described as an ordinary guy doing extraordinary things. His inspiration is his 3 year old great niece, Emery, whose brave battle with cancer profoundly impacted his life. He hopes to inspire others to take an honest look at the world of childhood cancer.
To learn more about why Peter is dedicating 3 months to ride his bike 8,728 miles, read his story below.
Emery had just celebrated her 2nd birthday when her family was blindsided with every parents worst nightmare. Not just cancer but Stage 4 High Risk Neuroblastoma. Emery fought harder than any two year old should ever have to and with more bravery and courage then most adults. Her smile lit up the room and all who knew her were inspired by her love for life. She passed away at the age of only three leaving a huge hole in her family's heart.
Research for childhood cancer is radically under-prioritized and underfunded. After many years and tremendous effort from advocates across the country, it's clear that more US funding is not coming any time soon. That's why it's up to us to find solutions for these kids.
Emery’s Memory Foundation and this crazy rider are committed to raising awareness and funds for kids with cancer. Our children don't deserve this and we are fighting back.
This ride is a crazy stunt to help us find real solutions for the childhood cancer crisis. Funds from this ride will go to childhood cancer research, support families in treatment and raise awareness about Neuroblastoma.
The goal is to raise three million dollars (one million dollars for each crossing) and make a real impact in the fight against childhood cancer.
Half of the funds will go to Beat Childhood Cancer, a research group that will beat childhood cancer through innovative clinical trials and precision medicine attacking childhood cancer. The other half will go to Emery’s Memory Foundation, to support families with a child battling cancer.
Meet The kids:
Emery's Thunder Ride is in remembrance of Emery and also honors 76 children affected by childhood cancer.