Maka Binimelis has a challenging job at Stirling Communications. As Software Developer for NTV, OZFM and The Newfoundland Herald, she has her hands full. Still, for the second year in a row, Binimelis is giving back to those in need. “This August, I am taking part – once again – in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids’ cancer. My goal is to pedal 100 kilometres throughout the month,” she shared.
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To date, Binimelis has ridden 139.8 km and she’s still enthusiastically peddling. Why is she doing this? Because cancer is the largest killer of children from disease in Canada and over 1,400 Canadian children are diagnosed with cancer every year. “It’s awful to think so many young lives are lost to this terrible disease. Kids should be living life, not fighting for it so as the weeks go by, I’m asking for your support. Whatever you can give would be great,” she said.
There’s also a more close-to-home reason too. “My cousin Amani was born with cancer. Her odds were not good, but she did it all thanks to an organization in Chile. Organizations like Sick Kids Foundation do so much for children, like my cousin, who need it,” she shared.
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