For the past five consecutive years, the Al Siraat Cycling Team has been actively participating in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer. Team captain Tanya Kubitza and her changing team made up of students, parents and staff have raised $28,000 in funds, supporting lifesaving research into the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of childhood cancer.
The Great Cycle Challenge is the annual fundraiser for the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) in Sydney’s Westmead, kicking off every year on 1st October, to help raise funds and awareness for kids fighting cancer. Fundraising and riding goals are set individually by each rider and can range from 1 km to a few hundred km. Family, friends, colleagues and local businesses then sponsor the cycling efforts via the rider’s fundraising page.
Cancer is still the largest killer of children from disease in Australia – over 600 children are diagnosed with cancer every year and sadly, three children die from cancer every week. Beyond the statistics is the pain and heartbreak of the families but also the remarkable stories of young patients whose courageous spirit have not only inspired us but deeply touched our hearts.
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Cycling Team Captain