Employee Chris Christian Rides Again for Mercy Cancer Center

“Almost everyone in my family has been touched by cancer. I have wanted to give back my entire life but didn’t have the resources or the timing was wrong. Now is the time.” ~ Chris Christian, Mercy IT

After raising nearly $3,700 for Mercy Cancer Center with his 2014 Tour de Mercy solo ride through Italy and France, Chris Christian will embark on a new adventure on behalf of the cancer center: Haute Route Mercy 2016.

About the Haute Route (August 28 – September 3, 2016)

Known as world’s highest and toughest cyclosportive event, the Haute Route is an 800-kilometer endurance road bike challenge that will start in France on August 28, 2016, and end in Switzerland on September 3, 2016, and will consist of seven stages of very difficult mountain climbs over seven days.

Chris says, “The more I read about this trip the more I think I will be humbled. At age 51, it’s going to be the most difficult thing I’ve done in my life.”

Yet, Chris is willing to take on this challenge because cancer has touched almost every part of his life, affecting many friends and family members. He hopes this effort — guaranteed to push him to his limits — will benefit people in our community pushed to their limits by cancer.


To donate to Haute Route Mercy online, click the link below. Under Donation Information, select the designation “other” and add Mercy Haute Route 2016 in the required field.
Haute Route Online Donations >>

Donations also accepted when you contact Mercy Development Foundation by calling 330-430-2750 or via email.


Chris takes Mavic® with him on every tough climb.


Special thanks to Ernie’s Bike ShopBP4 Design and Glory Cycles for their in-kind donations.

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