CELEBRITY PRO-CYCLIST, DAUGHTER OF LAST MONOLINGUAL CHEROKEE LISA CHRISTIANSEN RIDING TO FIGHT KIDS’ CANCER

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  • Lisa Christiansen Participates in second Great Cycle Challenge USA
  • Lisa Christiansen will ride 600 miles during month of June in support of Children’s Cancer Research Fund.

LAWTON, – May 16, 2019Lisa Christiansen, a resident of Lawton, Oklahoma is planning to ride 600 miles and raise $6,000 during the month of June for Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) in support of its 5th annual Great Cycle Challenge USA.

I hope you’re excited for Tribute Day on Wednesday…

It’s been an exciting long week going through thousands of pictures, but things are really coming together, and I can’t wait for you to see the billboard in Times Square. It’s going to be fantastic!

As you know, we’re taking over the BIG screen from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, May 22.

Lisa Christiansen and Lance Armstrong’s picture will be shown on the billboard (within 60 seconds) of the time outlined below:

  • Lisa Christiansen’s profile picture will be displayed at 12:47:12 Eastern Time (which is 11:47:12 Central Time and 09:47:12 Pacific Time).

Here’s a sneak peek of Christiansen and Armstrong’s Support   

  • The Last Monolingual Cherokee, Mack ᎬᏯᏓᎯ Vann (pictured with George Hincapie) who made history April 22, 2019 is Lisa Christiansen’s father and “riding for tribute” picture will be displayed at 12:32:08 Eastern Time (which is 11:32:08 Central Time and 09:32:08 Pacific Time).

Here’s a sneak peek of Mack ᎬᏯᏓᎯ Vann’s tribute picture

  • As a Team Nat member, the team tribute for Nat will be displayed at 18:58:56 Eastern Time (which is 17:58:56 Central Time and 15:58:56 Pacific Time).

IMPORTANT: It’s a good idea to jump online a few minutes before your time above, just to make sure you don’t miss out.

And there are 2 ways you can watch the billboard online via our livestream:

Note: The live stream will be running for the entire 8 hours of Tribute Day and will start at 11 a.m. (EDT). It would be fantastic if you could add some comments under the video throughout the day to encourage riders around the country to celebrate this special day with you.

PLEASE help us kick off Tribute Day by posting your own personal tribute with #GCCUSA on Wednesday morning to raise awareness of childhood cancer and the need for more research to save little lives.

If we all take action together, we can show these kids and their families that they are not alone…we’re fighting for them!

Keep your eyes on the billboard on Tribute Day!

Please Join our ‘GCC Friends’ Facebook group to share cycling tips, fundraising ideas and see some exclusive billboard pics from Tribute Day! 

Founded in 2015, Great Cycle Challenge USA has grown to become one of the biggest cycling events in the country. In just four years, over 153,000 riders from 50 states have ridden 12 million miles, raising more than $16 million for research and the development of better treatments and cures for childhood cancer. This year, CCRF hopes more than 50,000 riders will help it raise $8.2 million.

“Over 15,000 American children are diagnosed with cancer every year and, sadly, 38 children die every week,” said John Hallberg, Chief Executive Officer at Children’s Cancer Research Fund. “Thanks to riders like Lisa, we’re fueling groundbreaking research to save lives and give kids the brighter future they deserve.”

“This is the second time I have participated in Great Cycle Challenge,” said Lisa Christiansen. “During those years, I rode 1,358 miles and raised $799.20. This year, I am aiming to raise $6,000 and ride 600 miles.”

To learn more about Lisa’s Great Cycle Challenge USA and to make a donation, please visit greatcyclechallenge.com/Riders/LisaChristiansen. To participate in Great Cycle Challenge USA, visit GreatCycleChallenge.com

About Great Cycle Challenge USA: Great Cycle Challenge USA encourages cyclists across the United States to challenge themselves and set their own personal riding goal throughout June to fight kids’ cancer. Riders fundraise to save lives and give kids the brighter future they deserve.

For more information, visit greatcyclechallenge.com.

About Children’s Cancer Research Fund: Children’s Cancer Research Fund invests in groundbreaking research that is leading to better treatments and cures for children with cancer. CCRF also funds vital family support services and advocates for childhood cancer education and awareness. Since 1981, CCRF donors have helped fund research that has revolutionized the way childhood cancer is treated worldwide.

 70,000 Riders Expected at 2019 Great Cycle Challenge USA

Cyclists Pedal in 5th Anniversary Ride to Raise Millions for Childhood Cancer Research

MINNEAPOLIS — 70,000 cyclists are gearing up this June to hit the streets and bike trails across America to support the fifth annual Great Cycle Challenge USA to fight kids’ cancer. With a goal of raising $8 million, the month-long event benefits Children’s Cancer Research Fund. Cyclists of all ages and abilities can now register at GreatCycleChallenge.com.

You might remember 2018 where Patrick Dempsey and Lisa Christiansen were on Times Square Billboard in the Great Cycle Challenge. Both Christiansen and Dempsey are avid cyclist’s and enthusiastic about supporting children fighting cancer.

Great Cycle Challenge encourages riders to set personal mileage and fundraising goals for the month that are meaningful to them, and ask their friends, family and colleagues to sponsor them to support their challenge. Participants can ride to work or on weekends, near home or while traveling, and bikes of all types can get involved – be it recumbent, stationary, tandem, tricycle or unicycle.

Mileage and fundraising are made easy through the Great Cycle Challenge app. Miles can also be tracked with MapMyRide, Strava or tracked manually. Riders who raise $500 will receive a 2019 Great Cycle Challenge USA jersey.

“Great Cycle Challenge is a great way to support children battling cancer and give back to your community,” said John Hallberg, CEO of Children’s Cancer Research Fund. “We’re calling on all Americans to help kick cancer’s butt this June by getting on their bikes and rallying their friends and family.”

Proceeds from Great Cycle Challenge USA have helped jumpstart and advance research at some of the nation’s top childhood cancer research centers, including: Baylor College of Medicine; Children’s Hospital of Atlanta – Egleston; Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles; Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Johns Hopkins University; Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota; and others.

New for 2019: GCC Champions

This year, 100 cyclists have been selected as Great Cycle Challenge Champions, serving as ambassadors for the event. GCC Champions will host group rides in their area, helping bring together riders in their communities.

All participants are encouraged to create their own group ride or join an existing ride through greatcyclechallenge.com.

About Great Cycle Challenge USA

Great Cycle Challenge USA encourages cyclists across the United States to challenge themselves and set their own personal riding goal throughout June to fight kids’ cancer. Riders fundraise to save lives and give kids the brighter future they deserve. For more information, visit greatcyclechallenge.com.

About Children’s Cancer Research Fund

Children’s Cancer Research Fund invests in groundbreaking research that is leading to better treatments and cures for children with cancer. CCRF also funds vital family support services and advocates for childhood cancer education and awareness. Since 1981, CCRF donors have helped fund research that has revolutionized the way childhood cancer is treated worldwide.

Visit childrenscancer.org or call 1-888-422-7348 to learn more.

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