The Wheels of Justice cycling team celebrated another year of fundraising for the Children’s Hospital Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders June 22 at Denver’s Epernay Lounge. The organization raised more than $423,000 in 2017, and has so far raised about $184,000 this year from cyclists. The fundraising period ends Aug. 31.
The cycling team participates each summer in the Children’s Hospital Colorado’s Courage Classic, a multi-day ride through the Rocky Mountains surrounding Copper Mountain. This year’s ride is expected to have at least 184 riders participate.
“…Unfortunately we still have kids (with cancer),” said team co-captain Amber Dunlap. “We still have these stories, and there are 300-plus cases of new pediatric cancer diagnosed and treated at Children’s Hospital Colorado every year.”