For the fourth consecutive year, my 9-year-old daughter Mariam and I are honoured to be riding our bikes in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids’ cancer! The previous three years saw us raising over $17,000 with your generous and amazing support.
The Great Cycle Challenge is the annual fundraiser for the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) in Sydney’s Westmead, kicking off every year on 1st October.
Last year saw over 8,000 riders from all walks of life across Australia and beyond signed up to help raise funds and awareness for kids fighting cancer.
Entry is free and each rider who raises more than $500 will be given a free cycling jersey.
Fundraising and riding goals are set individually by each rider and can range from 1 km to a few hundred km.
Family, friends, colleagues and local businesses then sponsor the cycling efforts via each rider’s individual fundraising page.
If you like to ride your bike or enjoy a spin class at the gym, why not sign up yourself and start fundraising to support kids with cancer?!
Cancer is still the largest killer of children from disease in Australia – over 600 children are diagnosed with cancer every year and sadly, three children die from cancer every week.
Beyond the statistics is the pain and heartbreak of the families but also the remarkable stories of young patients whose courageous spirit have not only inspired us but deeply touched our hearts.
So, Mariam and I continue to do what little we can because we can: Kids should be living life, not having to be fighting for it!
Your donations will help create awareness about childhood cancer and offer much needed support to kids fighting cancer and their families.
Furthermore, it will provide the scientists at the (CMRI) with the funds to continue their amazing work in developing treatments and finding a cure for childhood cancer, inShaAllah.
Please help us save little lives by making a donation via our fundraising page: