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Biking for a cure to cancer

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)-Over 100 Region 8 residents will be peddling for a cure to breast cancer.

Saturday morning, July 27th marks the 5th annual Ride for the Cure benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

The mother of Paul Pickens, Director of St. Bernards Health and Wellness Institute, is this years honoree. "It means a great deal that my twin brother and I get to honor my mom tomorrow," Pickens said. "She had a very hard fight."

Founder of Arkansas Ride for the Cure, Andy Shatley, says starting this event was a great way to support his mother and aunt who are breast cancers survivors.

"I was looking for a way to honor their fight and also bring awareness and help raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation," Shatley said. "I got to watch her go through this and it exhausts you. The people around you need to fill the gap and bridge those gaps for you."

Affiliated with Susan G. Komen, this is the only Ride for the Cure in the state of Arkansas.

Participants can choose from a 10 mile family oriented ride, a 20 mile, or a 50 mile bike ride. Volunteers are also welcome.

Ride for the Cure biker, Lane Thielemier, says she is looking forward to the event.

"I've always wanted to support a good cause," she said. "And it's great just to get a good ride in."

Pickens says it's something that affects everyone.

"We all have a mom, a friend or someone whose been affected," He said. "This is a great way to come out and. We have all different types of rides for you to come out and support and give back.

Event-day registration opens at 7:30 am and the first race begins at 8.

Their goal is set at 225 riders!

For more information about Ride for the Cure, log onto this website.

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