A Janesville woman has pledged to ride a bicycle 100 miles and raise $500 in June for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund, according to a news release Friday.
Lynnette Wirth is participating in the fifth annual Great Cycle Challenge USA for the first time, according to the release.
She is riding for Zach Olson, a Janesville teen who recently died from brain cancer.
“Zach had a smile that would light up any room,” Wirth’s fundraising page says.
Over the challenge’s first four years, 153,000 cyclists rode 12 million miles and raised more than $16 million, according to the release. The organization hopes more than 50,000 riders will raise $8.2 million this year.
Those interested in supporting Wirth can donate at greatcyclechallenge.com/Riders/LynnetteWirth.