Kendra McFarland

My Activity Tracking


My target 4000 kms

I'm fundraising for a great cause!

I am riding in Athina’s Ride to raise funds for Desmoid research through The Desmoid Tumour Foundation of Canada (DFC).

Athina is a positive, playful, and inspiring young woman who’ll never let anything hold her back from living her best life.  These tumours often throw mega wrenches at her life goals and dreams - it’s not fair!  I’ve never met determined people like her, her sister, and her Mom.  They will always be generous contributors to society and instil laughter and light into those around.  There are others like Athina that are also going through this.

This disease can cause amputations or death if near a vital organ.  It’s stupid how terrible it is and we know so little about it.

Desmoid Tumours are extremely rare, affecting 2-4/million. They are locally aggressive and can cause life threatening problems or even death when they invade vital organs. The tendency for recurrence with surgery makes the treatment of these very rare tumours challenging. 

Rare conditions like Desmoids are underfunded, often leading to misdiagnosis and discrepancies in treatment. Athina’s Ride is a new Virtual Cycling Event that will bring riders together everywhere to help raise money for this important research. 

Please help me reach my fundraising goal to find a cure for Desmoid Tumours. 

The DFC is the only not-for-profit in Canada dedicated to finding new treatments and hopefully a cure for desmoid tumours. In a year made more difficult by the ongoing pandemic, your donations will make a huge impact. 

To donate securely, visit my fundraising page! While you’re there, be sure to check out my progress leading up to the big ride in July and consider joining Athina’s Ride with me!

My Updates

Those Hills

Wednesday 31st May
Dang, sometimes the hills never seem to end!  

After cycling 100 kms, 1500+ m in elevation,  there can be a lot of pain.  But, I know that I’m experiencing only temporary discomfort.  If Athina and her friends with tumours can overcome their day-to-day lives, I can complete a hill that has caused me temporary discomfort.  ❤️