7-year-old cyclist raising money for Ukraine refugees

Carina and Adriana are raising money for Ukrainian refugees--more than $8,000 so far!
Published: Dec. 21, 2022 at 8:31 AM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - A 7-year-old cyclist biked 102 miles through Tucson as part of El Tour De Tucson bicycling event.

Carina is a Great Hearts Archway Scottsdale and is the youngest rider to ever complete the course. In 8 hours and 15 minutes, she crossed the finish line and beat the past record-holder for her age and time...her sister Ariana! Both sisters have been doing a lot of good for awhile now. The two set up a Go-Fund-Me to raise money for Ukraine refugees.

They’ve been sending the funds directly to their grandma in Romania, just 15 miles from the Ukrainian border. The grandmother then coordinates with a church serving as a shelter for refugees. All of the money goes to buy refugees the essentials that they need while they stay in the shelter. Overall, the two have raised more than $8,000.

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