CYCLING FOR A CAUSE: Kathleen Smith is raising money for childhood cancer.
CYCLING FOR A CAUSE: Kathleen Smith is raising money for childhood cancer.

Cyclists mission to defeat childhood cancer

CYCLING: During the month of October, Kathleen Smith is taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight childhood cancer.

Smith has pledged to ride 100km for the challenge. She has already ridden 77.5km and hopes to double her pledge amount before the end of the challenge.

Cancer is the largest single killer of children from disease in Australia. More than 600 children are diagnosed with cancer every year and sadly, three die every week.

"Cancer is terrible at any stage but to see young children suffering, it really pulls at your heartstrings,” Smith said.

This is the reason why Smith has decided to take part in the ride and raise funds to support the Children's Medical Research Institute to continue the work they do into the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and finding a cure for childhood cancer.

Smith is calling on donations to support the challenge which can be made through her fundrasing page to give these children the future that they deserve.

Today, Thursday, October 11 is Kick Cancer's Butt day.

This means that any online donation that Smith receives today will be doubled.

To donate simply click here.


Nine-year-old receives most outstanding at Eisteddfod

Nine-year-old receives most outstanding at Eisteddfod

Donald MacGregor was just four when his affinity for music was born.

North Burnett volleyball hopefuls are spiked for success

North Burnett volleyball hopefuls are spiked for success

Nine North Burnett U15 girls teamed up yesterday.

Tigers triumph in the pool after long wait

Tigers triumph in the pool after long wait

Burnett State College house breaks long drought between victories.