Throughout October, four AFLW Magpies are participating in the Great Cycle Challenge to raise money for childhood cancer research.

Erica Fowler, Sophie Alexander, Stacey Livingstone and Chloe Molloy are aiming to ride 3000km as a group in the Australian wide event.

Since its establishment in 2013, the Great Cycle Challenge has grown to become one of the largest cycling events in the country, with over 12,341,418km ridden and $16,300,890 raised within the 6 years.

The Magpies will be clocking up kilometres in the Holden Centre’s attitude room as well as riding to and from work. They’ll be dedicating their ride to local Ballarat toddler Mackenzie Butterworth who was recently diagnosed with Leukaemia.

Cancer is the largest single killer of children from disease in Australia. Over 600 children are diagnosed with the disease every year while three die every week.

All proceeds of the ride will raise funds to support the Children’s Medical Research Institute to work to help find a prevention, diagnosis, treatment and finding a cure for childhood cancer.

You can get involved by riding yourself or simply by giving a donation.

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