Kirk Clague has pledged to ride 250 miles during June in support of Children’s Cancer Research Fund.
Kirk Clague of Three Rivers is planning to ride 250 miles and raise $2,000 during the month of June for 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, over 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 at Children’s Cancer Research Fund. “Thanks to riders like Kirk, we’re fueling groundbreaking research to save lives and give kids the brighter future they deserve.”
“This is the second time I have participated in Great Cycle Challenge,” said Kirk. “Previously, I rode 545 miles and raised $6,073.98. This year, I am aiming to raise $2,000 and ride 250 miles.”
Learn more about Kirk’s Great Cycle Challenge USA, make a donation, and see his daily ride updates on his Great Cycle Challenge page.
TODAY ONLY: All donations will be matched (Wednesday, June 12) and Kirk has pledged to ride 300 miles if today’s donations reach the $3,000 mark!
About Great Cycle Challenge USA: 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. Here’s how to participate in Great Cycle Challenge USA.
About Children’s Cancer Research Fund: Children’s Cancer Research Fund invests in groundbreaking research that is leading to better treatments and cures for children with cancer. CCRF also funds vital family support services and advocates for childhood cancer education and awareness. Since 1981, CCRF donors have helped fund research that has revolutionized the way childhood cancer is treated worldwide. Learn more about CCRF.