Great Cycle Challenge USA
Our very own Robert Hill from VanDyk Mortgage Albuquerque branch participated in the Great Cycle Challenge, biking over 200 miles to raise money for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF). Throughout the month of June, bicyclists from across the nation pedaled 2,694,406 miles and raised $4,388,665 to benefit CCRF. Robert managed to raise $242, earning the rank of 33rd in the state of New Mexico.
He said, “I will still keep my promise to riding one mile for every dollar donated, and hope to be able to reach $500 next year. Thanks to all my friends and family who donated.”
The Great Cycle Challenge started in 2015. After two years, the event has grown to become one of the biggest cycling events in the United States. Their community of 39,284 riders from all 50 states have ridden a total of 3,397,199 miles. Overall, the organization has raised $4,717,515 to support research to develop better treatments to help find a cure for childhood cancer.
Why? Because over 15,700 American children are diagnosed with cancer every year, and sadly, 38 children die every week.
What Is CCRF?
CCRF is dedicated to finding a cure for childhood cancer by investing in the most effective research, collaborating with talented minds, supporting families and inspiring and educating advocates worldwide to take action to end childhood cancer.
For more information about the CCRF, visit their website here.