Tomorrow, I’m starting the 2014 Great Cycle Challenge, to do my bit to raise much-needed research funds to fight kids’ cancer.
My aim this year is to cover 1500km over the next 31 days, and I’m hoping to raise over $1500. I’ll be blogging about it, too, on theolcrank.com
So why am I doing this? Because cancer is the single biggest killer of children from disease in Australia.
Every week, 12 families get the most awful news they’ll ever hear – that their child has cancer. And three kids die of cancer. Every. Single. Week.
Cancer turns up completely unannounced. It gives you no time to prepare, no time to respond. Getting up and riding my bike, no matter the weather, is absolutely nothing compared to the constant pain, suffering and anxiety that these kids – and their families – face every single day.
And the battle with this godawful disease goes on for months and years at a time.
I should know – we’ve been through it, and we’ll deal with the fall-out for a long time to come.
Without continual research and treatment developments that are always going on in the world on paediatric oncology, our life story would be a lot different.
Our kids should be living life, not fighting for it.
So that’s why I intend to ride 1500km over the next month, in the midst of my normal family and work life.
But I really, really need your help. Please, sponsor me to support my challenge and to help our kids. Don’t worry – I’m kicking the tin, too.
To make a donation, simply view my page by clicking on the link below:
All funds raised will support the Children’s Medical Research Institute to continue its work to develop treatments and find a cure for childhood cancers. And everything over two bucks is tax-deductible. The national tally already stands at $800,000!
Thanks for your support. Keep an eye on the blog, too – I’ll make it entertaining. If I can!
Cheers and thanks,