Missouri woman riding 500 miles to aid cancer hospital

LINCOLN, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri woman who has battled breast cancer is biking and walking more than 500 miles to raise money for the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center in Columbia. Freda Swigert left Wednesday on a journey to Nashville, Tenn.

The Sedalia Democrat reported that she hopes to arrive by Memorial Day. The resident of the rural west-central town of Lincoln was diagnosed with stage one breast cancer about five years ago and underwent six months of chemotherapy treatments.

The breast cancer is gone, and Swigert says she knows how vital treatment and research are for saving lives. She hopes to raise about $1,000.

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