Children’s Cancer Research Fund Looking for 80,000 Cyclists to Help ‘Kick Cancer’s Butt’ During Great Cycle Challenge USA This September
Great Cycle Challenge USA started in 2015 to fight childhood cancer. More than 15,000 American children are diagnosed with the disease each year, and it is the leading cause of death from childhood illness. In six years, the Great Cycle Challenge USA community of 350,000 riders from all 50 states has cycled more than 24.8 million miles and raised more than $39 million to support research to develop better treatments and find a cure for childhood cancer. . This year, the event hopes to raise $10 million.
The virtual event, sponsored in part by Zebra Technologies Corporation, invites individuals and teams to ride during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September. Participants set personal mileage and fundraising goals and ask their friends, family and colleagues to sponsor them. They accumulate miles when and where it suits them, as well as taking or participating in group rides in their communities.
Mileage and fundraising are made easy with the Great Cycle Challenge app, or miles can be logged with MapMyRide or Strava. And riders who register for the Challenge on GreatCycleChallenge.com now through July 23rd will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a Trek® bike worth $4,099.
“Great Cycle Challenge USA has quickly become one of the largest cycling events in the country,” said Daniel Gumnit, CEO of Children’s Cancer Research Fund. “By pedaling and raising awareness, we’re helping researchers find safer, more effective treatments for children with cancer. These advances wouldn’t be possible without the incredible community of passionate GCC riders.”
Funds go to research at leading pediatric cancer centers across America, including the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Texas Children’s Hospital, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital and more.
Return in 2021: GCC Champions Program
This year, 300 cyclists have been selected as major Cycle Challenge Champions, serving as ambassadors for the event. GCC Champions will help raise awareness for fundraising and group rides in their area, and help bring riders together in their communities.
About Great Cycle Challenge
Great Cycle Challenge USA encourages cyclists across the United States to challenge themselves and set their own personal riding goals in September to fight childhood cancer. Riders raise money to save lives and give children the better future they deserve. For more information, visit greatcyclechallenge.com.
About the Children’s Cancer Research Fund
Children’s Cancer Research Fund invests in groundbreaking research that leads to better treatments and cures for children with cancer. Since 1981, CCRF donors have funded research that has revolutionized the way childhood cancer is treated worldwide. Visit childrenscancer.org or call 888-422-7348 for more information.
SOURCE Children’s Cancer Research Fund