For almost 20 years BMX tracks across the country have helped raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through the Race for Life. On Sunday riders at the Grand Valley BMX Track did their part to help.
“This is our fourth year doing it so we've been really successful. We have a lot of kids that come out to do it. A lot of them don't understand what they're raising money for, but they know it's a good cause,” says Nick Adams, the Track Operator at the Grand Valley BMX Track.
12 year old rider Steven Adams knows exactly what it's about, “It's really important to me because my cousin has Leukemia,” says Steven.
Steven says his cousin was just a little bit older than him when she found out, “She was a cheerleader at the time when she got it so she had to wear a wig to do her stuff and sit out on the bench the whole time, so it was definitely devastating.”
With the state of the economy many charities are struggling to raise the funds they need. But those who donated to the Race for Life at Grand Valley BMX today really raised the bar. Setting a new record for the amount of money raised at $4,304.50. That’s over $1000 more than they raised last year at the track.
A Race for Life will be held in Olathe next Saturday, July 25th, and everyone that can ride a bike is invited to come out. For more information click the link below this story.