Meet Ross Buchman

As a survivor of Wilms tumor, a pediatric kidney cancer, 12-year-old Ross Buchman wants to support pediatric oncology in any way he can.

Ross Buchman after completing 25 miles for Pedal for Peds.

He has donated toys and goodies and even PSIII games (PlayStation®), but when he heard about Pedal for Pēds, a bike race that benefits the UNC Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, he saw another way to make a big difference. After that, there was no stopping him - he put the pedal to the metal!

His parents helped him establish his own fundraising page on the fundraising site that UNC Lineberger had created specifically for the Pedal for Pēds event and they brainstormed with him to create a list of people they could reach out to for support. By using the fundraising site Ross was able to make a sizeable gift that directly benefited children with cancer - he was also one of the top Pedal for Pēds fundraisers, exceeding his goal of $500 to raise $1,248! As a cancer survivor, being able to give back in this way is extremely important to him.

Here's to Ross! Wheelies all around!