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Octogenarian takes part in long bike ride for breast cancer awareness

Breast cancer supporters come from varying ages and backgrounds, but you'll be hard-pressed to find one with as much seniority and spunk as Ellen Halliday.

The 80-year-old will be participating in Ride Idaho, a 3,300-mile bike ride that takes cyclists through parts of Northern Idaho and Montana, according to AARP.org. Halliday's endeavor is geared toward raising money for the Susan G Komen for the Cure.

"She takes the passion of riding for herself and turns it into a way to help others. She's a real neat lady," Earl Grief, Ride Idaho organizer, told the news source.

This is the fifth time that Halliday has taken part in the challenging course. Her inspiration for participating in the event is an emotional one - her daughter, Sue Martin, is a breast cancer survivor.

"I still get to be there and support her and her effort," Martin told the news outlet. "For how driven she is, especially at her age, it's very inspirational."

The Susan G Komen for the Cure has raised more than 1.5 billion for breast cancer research and education since its inception in 1982.

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