By Justin Flynn
Andrea Dennett will ride 2000km this month in support of the Children’s Medical Research Institute.
The annual Great Cycle Challenge is in its sixth year and it is Andrea’s third year of participation, where she hopes to raise $2500.
The Barwon Heads resident said was motivated by the knowledge that the funds she raised goes directly to the Children’s Medical Research Institute to support its work to develop innovative treatments and find a cure for childhood cancer.
Andrea said it was a daunting challenge, but it was nothing compared to what children have to go through if they have cancer.
Cancer is the largest killer of children from disease in Australia. Three children die of cancer every week.
“My challenge will be tough, but it’s nothing compared to what these brave kids and their families face every day of their lives as they battle this terrible disease,” Andrea said.
“Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.
“I’m taking on this challenge to end childhood cancer and save little lives.”
In just six years, the Great Cycle Challenge has grown to become one of the biggest cycling events in Australia, enjoyed by more than 55,000 amateur and professional cyclists from every state and territory who have ridden a combined 13,341,418km to raise more than $16.3 million.
To learn more about Andrea and her ride or to donate, visit greatcyclechallenge.com.au/Riders/AndreaDennett.