Ludhiana, October 03, 2022 (Yes Punjab News)
Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, alumnus Mr. Sandeep Bajaj raised $31000 for Sick Kids Foundation while biking 1104 Km in the month of August during his participation in ‘Great Cycle Challenge, Canada -2022’. This is his second consecutive year of fundraising for childhood cancer research and treatment. Bajaj biked 1002 km the previous year to raise $21000 and figures in their Champions list too.
The Great Cycle Challenge which started in 2016, and has grown to become one of the biggest cycling events across Canada, has ranked Mr. Bajaj 3rd in Canada and 1st in the province of Alberta for his fundraising efforts for this great cause.
Mr. Bajaj is a recipient of PAU Roll of Honour in cycling. He also won several medals while representing the University cycling team in All-India Inter-University Cycling Championships and Punjab State Cycling Championships during his student life in India. He worked as an Assistant Professor in PAU before he went on to work as a teacher in Alberta and Ontario, Canada, after receiving teacher training degree from the University of Windsor, Ontario.
Mr. Bajaj has also introduced a team “Sport 2 Support” in the Great Cycle Challenge, which has 33 members, aged 7 to 78 years, across 11 different cities in Canada. His team raised about $40000 and biked about 6300 km this year in August.
Mr. Sandeep Bajaj’s passion and rich experience in the sport of cycling, along with his profession of teaching youngsters in Canada, has been the major motivational spur behind his participation in the event to raise funds, support and strengthen sick kids, their impacted families, and especially to curb childhood cancer. His vision is to engage community youth to engage in the sport of cycling for fitness and to actively generate funds year after year for cancer research to set an example of good citizenship and a healthy lifestyle.