Denyse Richardson
Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $5,000.00

My Message

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Family:

As you well know, I commit a fair amount of time to assisting individuals, who have had a significant medical illness or condition that has resulted in impairments of function and quality of life.  I consider myself very fortunate to work with a fantastic team of colleagues at Toronto Rehab, in both the Stroke and Spasticity programs.  And although, we as the healthcare providers and specialtists offer expertise for improvement and management of these impairments and sequelae, there are other very important players - the individual patients and their family and caregivers. 

One of these such important players, Lara Kaufman, is a stroke survivor and champion that I first met when she was admitted to the Stroke Rehab unit (5East at the time - preTRI renovation) in early 2010.  Lara is one of the most motivated, dedicated, committed and compliant patients that I have met. And she is blessed with an extemely supportive husband, Peter Kaufman, as part of her team.

But, doing her own rehab, which she still works at tirelessly on a daily basis was not enough for Lara.  She wanted to help others, who were and are experiencing what has been part of her life since February 2010. So, three years ago she had an idea and teamed up with Toronto Rehab Foundation and initiated the Rocket Ride 4 Rehab.  Much fun has been had, world's records have been broken and many dollars have been raised to benefit others who require rehabilitation.  THANKS LARA!! (and Peter)! 

On Saturday, October 13th, the Rocket Ride for Rehab is once again, taking over Nathan Phillips Square in the heart of downtown Toronto to spin and raise funds for Toronto Rehab Foundation.

At Toronto Rehab, incredible improvements happen!!  because of the dedication and committment of the patients and families, caregivers and healthcare professionals.  

We can always do better!!  But, building evidence, assessing quality in programs and making improvements and changes takes not only time but, also financial means to make things happen.  I am riding this year to help raise money to allow projects and research to identify how we can do better and benefit those who have need for rehabilitation.

I would be very appreciative if you can show your support by sponsoring my bike! Let's make incredible happen together!

No matter how many dollars, every dollar will help improve the knowlegde or services provided for patients, who are in need.  Any amount is appreciated!  Thank you, in advance for your contribution.

Be true to yourself,


Event Date
Oct 13, 2018 10:00 AM
Location Name
Rocket Ride 4 Rehab

My Team

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My Supporters (24)

Merz Canada left a message
Nov 6, 2018 8:07 AM
Dear Denyse - On behalf of our team at Merz Canada, we are happy to support your bike, your above and beyond efforts and your patients. All our Best!!
Merz canada donated $250.00
Nov 6, 2018 8:04 AM
NKS Health donated $750.00
Oct 15, 2018 10:53 AM
s wong donated $100.00
Oct 14, 2018 3:03 PM
raphael chow donated $5,000.00
Oct 13, 2018 2:47 PM
Alice donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 13, 2018 2:31 PM
Johanne donated $100.00
Oct 13, 2018 12:12 PM
Cary Fan donated $100.00
Oct 13, 2018 12:02 PM
Stephen Bucic donated $100.00
Oct 13, 2018 10:53 AM
Kevin Imrie donated $100.00
Oct 12, 2018 6:33 PM
Simon Jay / In Initiative Inc. donated $1,000.00
Oct 12, 2018 6:26 PM
Simon Jay / In Initiative Inc. left a message
Oct 12, 2018 6:24 PM
Hopefully this will help bust some strokes!
Anne Agur donated $100.00
Oct 12, 2018 5:57 PM
Linda Doran donated $250.00
Oct 12, 2018 5:49 PM
AK & UB donated $25.00
Oct 12, 2018 5:26 PM
Colleen O'Connell donated $100.00
Oct 12, 2018 5:17 PM
Leslie left a message
Oct 12, 2018 5:16 PM
Thanks for everything you do!
Leslie Flynn donated $500.00
Oct 12, 2018 5:15 PM
Mom donated $25.00
Oct 12, 2018 5:13 PM
Chris Tsiofas donated $100.00
Oct 12, 2018 5:12 PM
Paul left a message
Oct 4, 2018 9:58 PM
Good luck Denyse
asselin paul donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 4, 2018 9:58 PM
Andrew Lok donated $300.00
Oct 2, 2018 9:02 PM
Back2feet Inc. donated $750.00
Sep 29, 2018 1:48 PM
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