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Breast cancer survivors go dashing through the snow

With snow drifts towering throughout much of the U.S. and Canada this week, snowmobiles may be among the better options to get from place to place. But one advocacy group set their sights on riding for breast cancer awareness, regardless of their destination.

The Prairie Women on Snowmobiles (PWOS) recently rode for more than 1,000 miles over eight days to raise about $202,000 for breast cancer research, the Leader Post reports.

Beginning on January 9th, women donning bright fluorescent vests steered their snowmobiles from Regina Beach, Saskatchewan, add comma to Big River, stopping in 32 communities to spread the word about breast cancer awareness.

"It was awesome - we raised the most money ever," PWOS' president Daphne Wickstrom told the news source.

She added, "That brings our 10-year total to over $1.4 million. The generosity of the Saskatchewan people knows no bounds - year after year, they support us."

Before setting off on their snowy voyage, the riders, who included two breast cancer survivors, raised a minimum of $3,000, which went to the Canadian Cancer Society for breast cancer research.

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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