For the past NINE consecutive years, the ASC Cycling Team has been actively participating in the Great Cycle Challenge (GCC) to fight kids' cancer. Team captain Ms Tanya and her changing team made up of students, parents and staff have raised over $40,000 in funds, supporting lifesaving research into the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of childhood cancer.
The GCC 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.
In just eight years, the GCC has grown to become one of the biggest cycling events in Australia, enjoyed by more than 55,000 amateur and professionals, from every state and territory who haved raised more than $20.5 million.
Watch Ms Tanya’s interview on the topic in our inaugural Community News Reports.
2021 GCC Ambassador