Great Cycle Challenge for cancer research
Kobe Lorendo joined us to talk about his fundraising efforts to help cancer research. with the Great Cycle Challenge. You can donate to help Kobe here.
Despite only 4% of federal funding for cancer going towards childhood cancer, it’s the leading cause of death by disease (or second after accidents) in children under the age of 19 in the United States. Every day in the US there is 43 children diagnosed with cancer. Across the world there is over 300,000 new cases of childhood cancer every year, that’s over 800 new cases every day.
They are estimating about 10,500 children under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2021 and nearly 1,200 children will sadly lose their battles with cancer this year. Your donations will continue to help further research and treatments to lower these numbers and hopefully one day develop a cure. In the mid-1970’s only 58% of those diagnosed with childhood cancer were able to live up to or past 5 years after getting diagnosed. Since then, thanks to major advancements, 84% of children will survive 5 years or more.
Since the beginning of this organization, nearly 40 MILLION dollar has been raised and nearly 26 MILLION miles have been biked! Together we can create a world without cancer, a world where children are living their lives, not fighting for it.