CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Sarah Keefe has all the time loved using her bicycle across the neighborhood, however this summer time her pastime has taken on a brand new function: preventing most cancers.
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The 14-year-old incoming freshman at South Excessive College is pledging to journey her bike at the least 100 miles this September to lift cash by way of the Nice Cycle ChallengeUSA. Sarah’s objective is to lift $2,500, and to date she’s raised $1,589. Irrespective of how a lot she finally ends up elevating, the entire proceeds will go to the Kids’s Most cancers Analysis Fund.
The biking fundraising initiative launched in 2015. Based on the group’s web site, cyclists from all around the nation have ridden a complete of 18,831,310 miles and raised $24,615,507 “in help of analysis to develop higher therapies and discover a treatment for childhood most cancers.”
Though Sarah has not personally skilled childhood most cancers, the mission of the bicycle problem continues to be deeply private. Earlier this summer time, Keefe’s uncle, Alvin Keefe III, died in his early 40s after a most cancers analysis, the Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported.
“It was actually upsetting that we couldn’t have longer collectively,” stated Sarah, sporting a white biking jersey with the Kids’s Most cancers Analysis Fund brand printed on the chest.
“I really feel like this can be a approach I may assist youngsters be extra like me,” stated Sarah, who performs for a touring basketball group when she’s not using her bike. “I really like nature. I really like the wind. I really feel so unhappy for teenagers with most cancers who can’t benefit from the outside like I can.”