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Mint Hill native cycling cross-country to raise awareness for cancer

Mint Hill native cycling cross-country to raise awareness for cancer

Joe Brown knows the cancer journey well after losing his mother to ovarian cancer when he was a child. MINT HILL, N.C. — This is…

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Joe Brown knows the cancer journey well after losing his mother to ovarian cancer when he was a child. MINT HILL, N.C. — This is the sound of victory: cyclists from all across the country coming together to face the realities of cancer and its impact while still remaining hopeful for a cure.

Mint Hill native Joe Brown knows the cancer journey well after losing his mother to ovarian cancer when he was a child.

Then most recently a close friend and colleague named Christy was also diagnosed with stage-four colon cancer. Thankfully she managed to beat it.

"As christy always says whenever she encounters a problem ‘hey Joe, it’s not cancer.’ I try to keep that mindset. she inspires me so much," Brown said.

Now, Brown and over 120 of his colleagues from Bristol Myers Squibb are committing to cycling hundreds of miles as part of Coast 2 Coast 4 Cancer .

"This is for the patients," Brown said. "We’re riding for patients like Christy, like my mom, and raising funds and our goal is to raise $1 million dollars to fund cancer research through the foundation."

The ride begins in September starting from the west coast to the east coast and will be divided into nine segments.Brown and his group will cycle the final leg from Pennsylvania to New Jersey in just three days."It’s a lot of training, it’s a big commitment and fortunately, I have people that have done this ahead of me, so I have a lot of great coaches and […]

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