Chemo Medals

Lee Canham is a cancer survivor who heard Ryan O’Connor discussing the children of Red Cross who need medals for finishing Chemo so he set a challenge!


Ryan O’Connor has been talking about the children at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital who are fighting Cancer. These young warriors sit through Chemo which is brutal! Ryan encouraged people to donate their old medals so that each child could have one after completing a gruelling round of Chemo.

Lee Canham, a Cancer survivor, heard this plea and decided to actually do something about it! He works at the Cycle Teknix in Kenilworth and has set up a box for anyone wanting to donate their old medals. He has also challenged his fellow cyclists to donate their old medals to the cause.

“So after being a Cancer survivor of Testicular cancer and having Chemo for 1.5 years I was driving to fetch my kid from school when I heard Ryan O’Connor talk about donating our old race medals to the kids at Red Cross children’s hospital , so they can receive a medal for every round of Chemo they go through.”

“I would like to challenge all other cyclists and runners to donate their medals to this worthy cause. I will have a box at Cycle Teknix Kenilworth for everyone who would like to come and drop your medals off and I will deliver to Ryan O’Connor for this worthy cause. 21 medals in the box” – Lee Canham

Chemo Medals

Lee wasn’t the only person inspired by Ryan! A woman in Johannesburg has started collecting medals for the kids at the Oliver Tambo Memorial Hospital too.

Sources: Facebook
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  1. I have given all my old medals running cycling canoeing , to a friend who told me about this great idea.
    Fantastic people !

  2. My husband and I would like to donate our running and cycling medals.
    Can you pop me an email re drop off locations etc.

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