NEXT RIDE IS SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2018
- Get your engines revved up for the 7th Annual REV IT UP For SickKids set to take place on Sunday, July 8, 2018
- We are so excited to rev things up for another big year ahead
- As always, we are counting on your support to assist families in need and specifically kids at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto
- Calling ALL Riders: We are once again inviting everyone to participate, you can do so on your motorcycle OR any motor vehicle (car or truck), if it has a motor and wheels, we invite YOU to Join the Ride.
- NEW in 2018, we’ve made it even easier for you to get involved with four (4) levels to fundraise:
- Novice Rider: Raise $250 & up
Receive a REV IT UP T-Shirt + Lunch
- Start Your Engine Rider: Raise $500 & up
Receive a POLO SHIRT, REV IT UP T-Shirt, Lunch, Ride Participant, Gift Bag
- Pedal to the Medal Rider: Raise $750 & up
Receive a SWEATSHIRT, REV IT UP T-Shirt, Lunch, Ride Participant, Gift Bag
- REVVED UP Rider: Raise $1000 & up
Receive a JACKET, REV IT UP T-Shirt, Lunch, Ride Participant, Gift Bag
- REV IT UP For SickKids is truly a unique and remarkable experience, from the picturesque ride route with a stop at SickKids, all the way to the grand finale event, where participants are treated to a delectable gourmet meal and sparkling refreshments, along with live entertainment, gift bags and amazing prizes are given away…as we come together to celebrate kids!
- The event will once again directly support SickKids Foundation, and specifically the Department of Cardiology at The Hospital For Sick Children
- REV IT UP For SickKids is a proud Catalyst Sponsor and is working towards raising an incredible $1 million dollars which will directly impact the Heart Centre. This is where the money goes, to deserving families and children who require SickKids to stay alive and thrive.
FEBRUARY IS HEART MONTH
MEET OUR HERO: CARTER
Carter is a determined young man. He tries out for sports teams at school and loves soccer and snowboarding. He was born with a congenital heart defect and has had six operations to date but his mom, Nicole, says he will never let his condition get in his way.
Carter was born on July 28, 2005 two-months premature and at just over 4lbs. Shortly after birth, he was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect, Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), a condition that occurs when the heart doesn’t develop normally.
Carter was born on July 28, 2005 two-months premature and at just over 4lbs. Shortly after birth, he was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect, Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), a condition that occurs when the heart doesn’t develop normally.TOF has four main features: an overriding aorta, a VSD (hole), pulmonary stenosis (narrowing of the pulmonary valve), and a thickened right ventricle.
TOF has four main features: an overriding aorta, a VSD (hole), pulmonary stenosis (narrowing of the pulmonary valve), and a thickened right ventricle.
Carter underwent his first open-heart surgery when he was 6 months old to repair the VSD and insert a stent in the left pulmonary artery. His subsequent 5 other procedures were to assist to clear the hypo-plastic left pulmonary stented artery and maintain good function of his left lung.
Nicole knew Carter was in safe hands at The Labatt Family Heart Centre at SickKids. It is one of the largest paediatric heart centres in the world and surgeons perform more than 85 per cent of paediatric cardiovascular surgeries in Ontario.
Carter received his last surgery in September 2014 and still comes to SickKids for monitoring.Future help is anticipated to action the pulmonary value and to replace the stent, sometime in his teens.
Future help is anticipated to action the pulmonary value and to replace the stent, sometime in his teens.
Carter has been fortunate to attend Camp Oki the past couple of years, Canada’s first (and only) summer camp for children with congenital heart disease. At Camp Oki, Carter feels really comfortable and grows in confidence while sharing this special week with kids who were just like him. He makes special friends and looks forward to future camp experiences.
Carter proves to those around him that anything is possible if you put your mind to it and it is okay to stumble when trying new things. When he snowboards in British Columbia his motto is ‘the higher the mountain, the better’.
He believes in challenging himself and his heart condition.
He will challenge TOF!
THANK YOU FOR RIDING
- Thank you to everyone who participated in the 6TH Annual REV IT UP For SickKids on Sunday, July 9, 2017
- A record-breaking attendance and $153,000+ was raised thanks to everyone who participated, sponsored and donated
- REV IT UP vs SickKids Broken Hearts – our hearts are filled with gratitude
We are pleased to have Amanda Brugel join the REV IT UP For SickKids roster this year. She will be attending & riding at the event on Sunday, July 9, 2017.
Hailing from Montreal Quebec, Amanda Brugel made her film debut alongside Christopher Walken in 1999’s Vendetta. Since then, she has been featured in the company of numerous box office legends.
On the small screen, Brugel has left her mark on the international television landscape; landing several Hollywood pilots helmed by celebrated director James Burrows. In Hollywood North, Brugel has starred in a variety of TV series including MVP, Paradise Falls, Seed and Covert Affairs. Her infinite number of Guest Star appearances includes Nikita, The Ron James Show, InSecurity, Warehouse 13, The Firm, Flashpoint and Saving Hope.
A dynamic and versatile performer, Giacomo Gianniotti is emerging as one of Hollywood’s brightest talents. Gianniotti currently stars as Dr. Andrew DeLuca on ABC’s hit drama Grey’s Anatomy, which is currently in it’s 13th season, Audiences recently saw Gianniotti in the Jesse Owen’s biopic Race opposite Jason Sudekis and William Hurt. His other television credits include recurring roles on ABC’s Selfie, the CW’s historical fantasy series Reign and the Lifetime mini-series The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe opposite Susan Serandon and Kelli Garner.
Gianniotti has been involved in various humanitarian endeavours in both fundraising and awareness capacities for My Friend’s Place in LA, Rev It Up for Sick Kids in Toronto, and All Hands Volunteers in both Italy and Nepal. He was born in Rome, grew up in Toronto and currently resides in Los Angeles.