This June, I am taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids’ cancer! Why? Because right now, cancer is the biggest killer of children from disease in the United States.
My daughter’s sixth birthday is later this Summer. Time sure does fly. After enjoying riding my bike for a number of years, it’s been sitting collecting dust since my wife first became pregnant.
While I am blessed that my daughter is a healthy little girl and pray all the time that she stays that way, I couldn’t think of a much better reason to break the bike out of the shed than to help kids that aren’t as fortunate.
Over 15,700 American children are diagnosed with cancer every year, and sadly, 38 children die every week. As a parent, this is simply heartbreaking.
In just two years, the Great Cycle Challenge and its community of 39,284 riders from all 50 states have ridden a total of 3,397,199 miles, and together we’ve raised $4,717,515 in support of research to develop better treatments and find a cure for childhood cancer. Together we can find a cure and save lives.
It’s been a long time since I’ve ridden a bike, but I am committing to riding 50 miles this month and raising $500. I’ve started the effort by putting in $50 of my own. Please help me reach my goal and help these kids with so much life ahead of them!