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Biking for Breast Cancer Registration Open

August 10 event aims to raise awareness

(Sioux Falls, SD) – The eighth annual Biking for Breast Cancer event sponsored by Edith Sanford Breast Cancer is Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Sanford Cancer Center. Biking for Breast Cance

Bicycle rider in the Biking for Breast Cancer Event

r offers participants a chance to support patients and survivors and donate funds for breast cancer research.

About 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer during their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. Currently, there are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.  Early detection and improved treatment have increased survival rates.

Riders can choose from an 8-mile family ride, a 20-mile ride on the Sioux Falls bike trail or a 50-mile road ride on city streets and highways. All three rides begin and end in the Sanford Cancer Center parking lot. A finish-line celebration begins at 11:30 a.m. and includes food, activities, prizes and live music by the Hegg Brothers.

Participants can pre-register online here or on Aug. 9 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sanford Cancer Center parking lot. You can also register on site Saturday morning beginning at 6:30 a.m.


Biking for Breast Cancer
When: Saturday, Aug. 10
6:30 a.m. – Registration/Check in Opens
7:30 a.m. – 50-mile Road Ride Begins (check in by 7 a.m.)
9 a.m. – 20-mile Trail Ride Begins (check in by 8:30 a.m.)
10 a.m. – 8-mile Family Ride Begins (check in by 9:30 a.m.)
11:30 a.m. – Finish Line Celebration
 
Where: Sanford Cancer Center Parking Lot
1309 W 17th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57104


Helmets are required for the ride. Cost is $25 per person or $40 per family of three or more (parents and children). For more information, a map of the bike routes or to register, visit cancer.sanfordhealth.org


Contact:
Tim Gerszewski
Sanford Media Strategist – Sioux Falls Region
(605) 366-2432 / timothy.gerszewski@sanfordhealth.org   
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