Last month, I was signed up to take part in the Great Cycle Challenge. It was a pledge to ride my bike for 100 miles in the month of June and raise donations for child cancer. It was a great idea and there was a lot of activity for the event. From everyone except me. I was a lazy sac when it came to my bike last month. Actually, I was pretty lazy overall that month. So far the event has generated $1.6M in donations and over 960,000 miles were logged.
Luckily, the event was extended and I can still reach my riding goal. It would be nice to hit or come close to my donation mark. There is still time for me to log my rides and generate money. The last day for donations is July 31. If that is also the last day for rides, then I have 84 miles to go in 2 weeks. Sounds doable with determination but next weekend is the 24-hour soccer event known as Sarah Parvin Memorial. (This is another child cancer sporting event.)
I am asking everyone to check out my progress and donate $1 from your Paypal account. I am going to hit a few local rails to trails and start adding up the miles. I’m going to ride to my parents house tomorrow to borrow the truck for a Home Depot run (new grill, smoker, and fire pit for the weekend). That means that I will eventually have to ride back home.
As of right now, I am ranked 192nd in Pennsylvania with donations. I may never hit #1 in the US with over $12k, but I can at least help make a difference.
If I do not hit 100 miles by the end of this month, then I will add another 100 miles to my goal and extend it through August. I will keep going until I hit my mark. So, if August is a bust then September will be 300 miles total. October 400…Don’t worry, August will be the finishing month if I fail this month.
Remember to donate under my page. Thank you!
I am taking part in the 2015 Great Cycle Challenge and my goal is to pedal 100 miles throughout June to fight kids’ cancer!
Why am I doing this? Because cancer is the largest killer of children from disease in the United States – 36 children die of cancer every week.
Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.
It will be tough, but nothing compared to what these brave kids face every day of their lives as they battle this terrible disease.
And so, I am taking on my own personal challenge to raise $500 to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve.
But to achieve my goal, I need your support.
Please support my challenge and join me in the fight against kids’ cancer by making a donation through my personal fundraising page!
Here’s the link to my page: https://greatcyclechallenge.com/Riders/3dd13
All funds raised will support Children’s Cancer Research Fund to continue their work to develop innovative treatments and find a cure for childhood cancer.
Thank you for your support.
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