The Tribune Staff Reports
Seymour resident Terri Martinelli Roberts plans to ride 400 miles and raise $1,000 this month to benefit Children’s Cancer Research Fund in support of its fifth annual Great Cycle Challenge USA.
Founded in 2015, Great Cycle Challenge USA has grown to become one of the biggest cycling events in the country. In just four years, more than 153,000 riders from 50 states have ridden 12 million miles, raising more than $16 million for research and the development of better treatments and cures for childhood cancer.
This year, CCRF hopes more than 50,000 riders will help it raise $8.2 million.
“Over 15,000 American children are diagnosed with cancer every year, and sadly, 38 children die every week,” said John Hallberg, chief executive officer of CCRF. “Thanks to riders like Terri, we’re fueling groundbreaking research to save lives and give kids the brighter future they deserve.”
Roberts said this is her fourth time participating in the Great Cycle Challenge.
“During those years, I rode 966 miles and raised $3,120.87,” she said. “This year, I am aiming to raise $1,000 and ride 400 miles.”
To learn more about her Great Cycle Challenge USA and to make a donation, visit greatcyclechallenge.com/riders/terrimartinelliroberts. To participate in Great Cycle Challenge USA, visit greatcyclechallenge.com.
Great Cycle Challenge USA encourages cyclists across the United States to challenge themselves and set their own personal riding goal throughout June to fight kids’ cancer. Riders fundraise to save lives and give kids the brighter future they deserve.
The Children’s Cancer Research Fund invests in groundbreaking research that is leading to better treatments and cures for children with cancer. It also funds vital family support services and advocates for childhood cancer education and awareness. Since 1981, donors have helped fund research that has revolutionized the way childhood cancer is treated worldwide.