Eric May Participates in Fourth Great Cycle Challenge USA
Eric May will ride 300 miles during September in support of Children’s Cancer Research Fund.
Eric May, a Center Grove resident, is planning to ride 300 miles and raise $1,000 during the month of September for Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) in support of its 6th annual Great Cycle Challenge USA.
Founded in 2015, Great Cycle Challenge USA has grown to become one of the biggest cycling events in the country. More than 230,000 riders from all 50 states have ridden 18.8 million miles, raising more than $24.6M for research and the development of better treatments and cures for childhood cancer. This year, CCRF hopes more than 80,000 riders will help it raise $8M.
“Over 15,000 American children are diagnosed with cancer every year and, sadly, 38 children die every week,” says John Hallberg, Chief Executive Officer at Children’s Cancer Research Fund. “Thanks to riders like Eric, we’re fueling groundbreaking research to save lives and give kids the brighter future they deserve.”
“This is the fourth time I have participated in Great Cycle Challenge,” says Eric May. “During those years, I rode 649 miles and raised $2,682.63. This year, I aim to raise $1,000 and ride 300 miles.
Funds go to support research at leading pediatric cancer centers across America.
“I may or may not ever meet anyone that this ride has helped or I may have and not known it,” May adds. “Just knowing I can help someone, especially a child who is fighting to live to see another day really means so much. My heart, my soul does not win the day unless I can do something, no matter the size, to help someone. To try to make their day better, even without a reward from them, because the more I can do for others is the most I can do for me.”
To learn more about Eric’s Great Cycle Challenge USA and to make a donation, please visit greatcyclechallenge.com/Riders/EricMay. To participate in Great Cycle Challenge USA, visit greatcyclechallenge.com.