(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
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.
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.