Emanuel School students cycle for a cure

September 24, 2020 by Michelle Favero
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Twelve students at Sydney’s Emanuel School rode a combined total of 422km to raise money for The Children’s Cancer Institute.

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The three-hour cycling challenge was organised by Year 7 student, Sarah Manoy.

Last year, Sarah visited the Children’s Cancer Institute where she learnt about the important work of the scientists who are investigating more effective ways to specifically target treatments for young cancer patients. When Sarah read about the Institute’s fundraiser – Endure for a Cure – she jumped at the opportunity to take part. She advertised the challenge to her fellow students with hand-drawn flyers and invited them to cycle for the cause. Sarah, along with 11 other Emanuel students rode for the charity at Centennial Park, collectively raising almost $2000.

Sarah shared: “I love riding and when the Cancer Institute advertised Endure for a Cure I was excited to get involved straight away.” She said that she was exhausted after the ride but felt really good about finishing the challenge and was proud of the group, who rode the last lap together.

The school’s principal Andrew Watt was impressed by the students’ commitment. “Despite many setbacks, Sarah was determined to participate in the challenge with her friends. By committing to help others, the students have modelled the important values of compassion, generosity and community.”

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