Nancy DeSandre Rides over 250 Miles on her Bicycle to Help Beat Childhood Cancer

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.


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