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SpinOdyssey 2012 was an absolute success

The SpinOdyssey 2012 took place this past weekend, and the event raised more than $300,000 at the gym, Intensity, in Norwalk, Connecticut, to support breast cancer research.

The all-volunteer event drew in more than 500 riders participating in the event, which raised exactly $311,334, according to The Daily Stamford.

"As a survivor and a long-time SpinOdyssey participant, I continue to be overwhelmed by the generosity shown by the local community in helping us put an end to breast cancer," Norwalk resident and SpinOdyssey co-chair Terri Polley told the news source. "On behalf of breast cancer survivors and future survivors, I thank everyone who contributed to the success of SpinOdyssey 2012."

According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the U.S. are diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their lifetime. Not only is this disease the second most common form of cancer among women, behind skin cancer, but it is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women, following only lung cancer. 
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