Seven-year-old Remi Whitfield heads back from a 6.1 km trip with her father on June 27, breaking her 100 km goal in the Great Cycle Challenge. The SickKids Foundation fundraising initiative encourages people to spin their wheels over the month of June to raise money for childhood cancer research. Remi has logged 101 km over the last month, raising a grand total of $1,556 for the organization. (Brittany Gervais photo)

Seven-year-old raises over $1,500 for childhood cancer research

Remi Whitfield biked over 100 km in June for the Great Cycle Challenge

Seven-year-old Remi Whitfield broke her 100 km goal with a 6.1 km trip with her father on June 27, raising over $1,500 for the Great Cycle Challenge.

The fundraising initiative encourages people to spin their wheels over the month of June to raise money for childhood cancer research. According to the SickKids Foundation, over 1,400 Canadian children are diagnosed with cancer every year.

“Her commitment’s been crazy,” said Jill Whitfield, Remi’s mother. “She’s biked in the rain, she’s biked when it’s cold out, she’s waking up in the morning wondering where she’s going to get kilometres that day.”

While the challenge came to a close at the end of the month, Jill said Remi is already making plans for next June.


 


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