Tour de Pink starts up this weekend
Sep 20, 2011
Since 2004, Lisa Frank has been the co-director of the Tour de Pink, which is a cycling event to raise money for young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. The event starts up this weekend, according to the Daily Record.
The money is raised for the Young Survival Coalition (YSC), which focuses on young women affected by the disease. In the seven years since this event has been created, the volunteers have gone from five on one route to hundreds on six different bike routes across the country, according to the media outlet.
"You get to know every rider by the time we're done," Frank told the news source. "The sense of community is wonderful. I've said, if every day could be like the three days of the ride, there would never be any problems in the world."
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the U.S. will eventually be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their lifetime. This disease is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women, following only lung cancer.