Pedaling To Fight Cancer

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Garden City High School Miracle Club at SoulCycle.

Miracle Club members from Garden City High School recently teamed with the Charlie’s Champions Foundation for a Pedal for Pediatric Cancer fundraiser at SoulCycle. Forty female students raised an impressive $6,000 for the Winthrop-University Cancer Center for Kids and had a great time doing so.

Participants were surprised with T-shirts to thank them for their involvement and to commemorate the event.

“It was such a great workout, and it was made even better by having friends there to experience it and encourage us,” said Club Copresident Christina Degruccio.

Organizers T.J. Schmitt (left) and Charlie Schmitt (right) with a class instructor.

The event is one of a series of annual events that the students organize to benefit local cancer charities. The second annual Charlie’s Champions/Miracle Club Color Blast, which challenges students to complete a color run-type obstacle course, will be held after school on May 25 at the high school.

“Because cancer has affected so many of our peers, friends and family members,” said sophomore Ali Larocca, “I feel we have an obligation to help others. These events unite all of us at the high school.”

—Submitted by the Garden City Public School District

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