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Cyclists pedal for cancer charities

Breast cancer survivor Jeff Bennett has organized a yearly event for cancer survivors and cyclists in Bangor, Maine. 25 stationary bike riders will put their pedal to the metal to raise money for the Lance Armstrong Foundation's Livestrong organization, according to

"Cancer doesn't have to control your life. There are 28 million people living with cancer today, and we want to fight with them," Bennett told the news source.

Twenty-five stationary bikes were set up in the center of Bangor Mall on Saturday and three separate cycling classes shifted in and out to keep on rolling. The riders each paid $20 to participate and took donations from mall shoppers as well.

"January is perfect because people are thinking about exercise. We can raise awareness through cycling and [demonstrate] a healthy lifestyle," James Gerety, co-founder of the cycling event, told the news outlet.

The day's event raised money for multiple good causes and spread breast cancer awareness. One of the many cycling groups who took their turn on the bikes was Kelly's Cruisers, a bike team that raises money to battle multiple sclerosis.

According to the American Cancer Society, women should undergo yearly mammograms beginning at age 40.  
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