Nancy DeSandre recently completed 250 miles (or 251 to be exact) on her bicycle to help beat childhood cancer. It was a goal of hers for the Great Cycle Challenge, and she ended up raising close to $800 for the Children’s Cancer cause.
An avid bicyclist, Nancy trained over and above her normal routine to prepare for the extra miles. “But I wouldn’t have made it without my friend Liane’s bike,” Nancy said.
Nancy’s mileage was accumulating nicely (riders break down their trips typically so they don’t have to do a huge chunk in any given day), when her bike broke, got fixed, then broke again, having to go into the shop. “Liane had her old bike – a really nice Trek – that was sitting in her garage and she let me put my miles on it for the challenge,” Nancy explained.
DeSandre, who coordinates service for H&S Protection out of its Pewaukee, WI office, thanked all her contributors and supporters “for encouragement throughout the month of June and the money you donated so I could surpass my fundraising goal. You guys are awesome.” She upped her initial goal from $250 to $500, and then raised close to $300 more than the higher goal.
Because she was one of the first 3,300 riders to raise over $500, Nancy also earned a jersey.
H&S Protection is proud of Nancy’s accomplishments and her contributions to a higher cause. She reflects the types of values we look for in our employees.
The Great Cycle Challenge to date has 38,053 riders, raised $4,262,103 for Children’s Cancer, and ridden 2,552,613 miles!
“Thanks again for such a great month to help beat children’s cancer. I will definitely do this again next year,” Nancy thanked her supporters.