William Berned of Rehoboth Beach is planning to ride 500 miles and raise $2,000 during September for Children’s Cancer Research Fund in support of its sixth 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 230,000 riders from 50 states have ridden 18.8 million miles, raising more than $24.6 million for research and development of better treatments and cures for childhood cancer. This year, event organizers hope more than 80,000 riders will help raise $8 million.
“Over 15,000 American children are diagnosed with cancer every year and, sadly, 38 children die every week,” said John Hallberg, CEO, Children’s Cancer Research Fund. “Thanks to riders like William, we’re fueling groundbreaking research to save lives and give kids the brighter future they deserve.”
“This is the third time I have participated in Great Cycle Challenge,” said Berned. “During those years, I rode 1,624 miles and raised $4,468. This year, I am aiming to raise $2,000 and ride 500 miles.” Funds go to support research at leading pediatric cancer centers across America.
To learn more about Berned’s Great Cycle Challenge USA and make a donation, go to www.greatcyclechallenge.com/Riders/WilliamBerned.
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.