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‘Ride for a Ride’: Cyclists off to the races, raising money for people fighting cancer

'Ride for a Ride': Cyclists off to the races, raising money for people fighting cancer

ASHLAND, Neb. — Riders are off to the races to raising money to fight cancer in our communities. The cycling event has been going on…

Saturday, May 14

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ASHLAND, Neb. —

Riders are off to the races to raising money to fight cancer in our communities. The cycling event has been going on for 19 years, but this year, the stakes are even higher.

"Everybody knows somebody with cancer. So if you can do one thing to make one impact, that’s what it is," said participant Tara Seng.

Cyclists Saturday morning were on a roll to help cancer patients cross the finish line. Krissy Reed rides for her grandparents, stepmom and friends.

"It’s something I’m proud to be part of. The bike ride is kind of the icing on the cake," said Reed.

Wear Yellow Nebraska helps people get to and from their doctor’s appointments.

"If they can’t make the treatment, that’s a serious impact on their health or progression, their fight against the disease," said Michael Merritt, President of Wear Yellow.According to Merritt, Lyft rides that once cost less than $20 can now cost nearly $75."Our last two current Lyft bills were $6,500 and then $7,000,” said Merritt. “So it’s not going down. It’s going up, $7,000 is actually double what our typical month is."Cyclists like Reed hope Wear Yellow never has to hit the brakes. Merritt hopes the money raised Saturday can offset costs of Lyft rides until August. You can donate here."It’s important to donate towards research efforts and those things as well,” said Reed. ”But this money is utilized right now for patients who are currently fighting all kinds of cancer."

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