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Cross Canada Grandpas


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My Message

Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $5,000.00

Hello to everyone

My Name is Elio Zanella and I am a 73 year old grandpa. I am one of four grandpas, all in our 70’s who are cycling across Canada this summer. Each cyclist is riding for their own specific charity. ALS has forever altered my life and by joining in the fight against this disease, hopefully I can help alter someone else’s life for the better!

My story with the ALS Society of Canada began in 2009 when my wife, Felicia, to whom I was married to for 42 happy years was given a diagnosis of ALS! By February of 2011 Felicia succumbed to this vicious illness also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disese.

The support I received, both emotionally and materially by the ALS Society is so gratefully acknowledged. In 2013 my plan of cycling with the Windsor Cross Canada bike team for ALS was regretfully sidelined by my own health issues in the very last days before the ride was to commence.

Now, five years later I am ready to fulfil this dream and put purpose behind my passion for cycling and ride across Canada from Victoria, B.C. to St.John’s NFLD., not only in memory of Felicia but for all those who are battling this devastating disease. Please support my endeavour by contributing whatever you can to this worthy cause.

God Bless you all!

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My Supporters (36)

Catherine Greven donated $100.00
Aug 11, 2018 2:09 PM
Catherine Greven left a message
Aug 11, 2018 2:03 PM
Congratulations on an amazing adventure, and tremendous effort and raising funds for such a worthwhile cause! You made it!
Sherry Schofield left a message
Jul 30, 2018 4:16 PM
Thank you and best of luck!
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Jul 30, 2018 4:14 PM
Catherine G left a message
Jul 28, 2018 5:52 PM
Amazing, Elio!
Catherine G donated $50.00
Jul 28, 2018 5:50 PM
Silvano Zanella donated $500.00
Jul 14, 2018 8:26 PM
Charlene Spector, Regional Manager ALS Canada left a message
Jul 6, 2018 9:48 AM
Fantastic Elio you are almost to your goal! All the best and keep safe!
Rinaldo Lorenzoni left a message
Jun 13, 2018 9:26 AM
All the best, Elio!
Mr. left a message
Jun 13, 2018 9:23 AM
Forza, Elio - bravo!
Rinaldo Lorenzoni donated $100.00
Jun 13, 2018 9:22 AM
Sabrina Keating donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 12, 2018 4:59 PM
Sabrina Keating left a message
Jun 12, 2018 4:55 PM
Elio, it's an honor to make a donation in Felicia's memory. Best wishes to you in this awesome endeavor.
Douglas Michie donated $50.00
May 28, 2018 9:35 PM
Jeff Elliott donated $1,000.00
May 24, 2018 5:20 PM
Tania left a message
May 22, 2018 10:21 PM
Have a safe and fun time on this adventure. We will miss you, see you when you get back!
Tania Fryer & Family donated $70.00
May 22, 2018 10:20 PM
Blair Spencer left a message
May 14, 2018 8:08 PM
Best Wishes for a wonderful cause!
Blair Spencer donated $50.00
May 14, 2018 8:07 PM
RC Spencer Associates Inc. donated $200.00
May 14, 2018 3:14 PM
Lora Zanella donated an undisclosed amount
May 14, 2018 3:39 AM
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
May 8, 2018 11:58 AM
Rodolfo & Kimi Valerio donated an undisclosed amount
May 5, 2018 1:00 PM
ROBERTO LORENZONI left a message
May 1, 2018 8:46 PM
Good luck and thank you!
Roberto Lorenzoni donated $500.00
May 1, 2018 8:45 PM
Luisa Porter-Richard Bright & family donated $100.00
Apr 28, 2018 12:29 AM
Rudy Wey donated $50.00
Apr 27, 2018 4:52 AM
Sharon Lauzon donated $100.00
Apr 24, 2018 3:17 PM
John and Susan donated $250.00
Apr 23, 2018 1:00 PM
Tony Di Paolo donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 23, 2018 11:28 AM
Ava LaBelle donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 22, 2018 8:29 PM
Michelle Mastellotto left a message
Apr 22, 2018 7:41 PM
Wow Elio! Good for you. I will be rooting for you. I wish you a safe and enjoyable trip.
Michelle Mastellotto donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 22, 2018 7:40 PM
Elio Zanella left a message
Apr 22, 2018 2:47 PM
Thank you Geno for your support.
Geno left a message
Apr 20, 2018 11:28 AM
Good Luck
Geno Wendland donated $50.00
Apr 20, 2018 11:28 AM

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