Help us set a Guinness World Record

Grateful for the life-changing care they received at Toronto Rehab, stroke survivors Howard Rocket and Lara Kaufman founded Rocket Ride 4 Rehab in 2015.

This year the event is rocketing to new heights as participants unite to set a Guinness World Record for the most money raised by an event of its kind. Please join us 

On October 14th, this 5-hour static cycling event in Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square will have over 1,000 participants spinning their way into the record book. We are continuing to recruit teams of 5 cyclists to help support the incredible research and care at Toronto Rehab.

“Stroke recovery is like climbing a mountain,” says Lara. “It takes hard work, perseverance and patience. But the view from the top is spectacular. “

This year, Lara and Howard have pulled together an extraordinary team of stroke survivors to share a recumbent (reclining) bike:

Michael Hazell, who suffered a severe stroke in March 2016, also likens his life’s journey to climbing a mountain. “Today the mountain I climb is quite different,” Michael shares in his fundraising profile. “It is much higher than the mountain I was climbing pre-stroke but with your continued help and support and programs like those at Toronto Rehab I will climb it with others like me and we will continue to live productive and fulfilling lives.”

Sajeevan Eswarakumar was only 27 when his stroke occurred in November 2012. Saj arrived at Toronto Rehab on a stretcher and was able to walk out two months later. He started a blog about his recovery, hoping to inspire other stroke survivors.

Glen McCarthy’s passion for cycling has motivated his ongoing recovery. Following his first stroke, he focused on an ambitious goal to cycle the Tour de France route. He made the trek but has since suffered another stroke. The power of the bike continues to motivate him – as does the opportunity to help set a world record.