Ottawa resident Brendan Devlin is planning to ride 1,500 kilometres and raise $2,000 during the month of August, for The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in support of its 5th annual Great Cycle Challenge Canada.
Founded in 2016, Great Cycle Challenge Canada has grown to become one of the biggest cycling events in the country. In just three years, over 63,000 riders from all provinces and territories have ridden 10.3 million kilometres, raising more than $12.4 million for research, care and the development of better treatments and cures for childhood cancer. This year, SickKids Foundation hopes more than 30,000 riders will take part.
“Cancer is the largest killer of Canadian children from disease and over 1,400 Canadian children are diagnosed with cancer every year,” said Jamie Lamont, Director of Special Events at SickKids Foundation. “Thanks to riders like Brendan, we’re fueling groundbreaking research to save lives and give kids the brighter future they deserve.”
Great Cycle Challenge Canada: Great Cycle Challenge Canada encourages cyclists across Canada to challenge themselves and set their own personal riding goal throughout August to fight kids’ cancer. Riders fundraise to save lives and give kids the brighter future they deserve.
“This is the sixth time I have participated in Great Cycle Challenge,” noted Brendan Devlin. “During those years, I rode 8,032 kilometres and raised $10,481.68. This year, I am aiming to raise $2,000 and ride 1,500 kilometres.”
To learn more about Brendan’s Great Cycle Challenge Canada and to make a donation, please visit greatcyclechallenge.ca/Riders/BrendanDevlin. To participate in Great Cycle Challenge Canada, visit GreatCycleChallenge.ca.