About Ride for SickKids 2024

We are pleased to announce the 2024 Ride for SickKids will be taking place on Sunday, August 11, 2024.  This year's event will start and end from Vaughan's North Maple Regional Park at 11085 Keele Street. For more information and the route map, visit the Ride for SickKids website.

We have committed to purchasing an Optia Apheresis Machine for SickKids - we need to raise $141,400 to purchase this piece of equipment. SickKids requires this equipment as it directly impacts patient care. Anything that we raise over this will go to support the purchase of another piece of high priority equipment at SickKids. 

More about the Optia Apheresis Machine:

Apheresis is the process of removing a specific portion of the blood and returning the remainder of the blood to the patient. SickKids is in need of another Optia Apheresis Machine. This device is used for plasmapheresis treatments for acute and chronic conditions and for the procurement of stem cells for bone marrow transplantation and other marrow treatments. There are about 415 apheresis treatments performed a year and they occur in a variety of clinical services including Nephrology, Bone Marrow Transplant, Liver and Lung Transplant, PICU and Neurology. Apheresis treatments are usually time-sensitive (stem cell collections, red cell exchange, plasmapheresis for acute conditions) and any equipment related limitations will directly impact patient care.

Thank you for your continued support! We are looking forward to another incredibly successful year of Ride for SickKids!


Starts at:  August 11, 2024 8:00 AM
Ends at:  August 11, 2024 2:00 PM


North Maple Regional Park
11085 Keele Street
Maple,ON L6A 1S1 CAN


SickKids Foundation