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Cycling For Survival On LI

Cycling For Survival On LI


THEIR HEARTS OUT FOR CANCER RESEARCH. REENA ROY HAS THAT STORY FROM LONG ISLAND. Reporter: FIREFIGHTERS SUITED UP IN FULL GEAR THIS WEEKEND, POWERED THROUGH AN INTENSE SPIN CLASS, ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE. LIEUTENANT DANIEL QUINN OF BROOKLYN TOOK PART IN CYCLE FOR SURVIVAL IN HONOR OF HIS MOM. MY MOTHER PASSED AWAY FROM A RARE CANCER IN 2016. I UNDERSTAND THE WAY RARE CANCER IS RIGHT NOW, IT’S SOJOURNED FUNDED. Reporter: HE WAS JOINED BY DOZENS OF PEOPLE WHO SHARE A DEEP BOND. EVERYONE IN SOME WAY AFFECTED BY CANCER, SHARING STORIES OF LOSS, SURVIVAL, AND PERSEVERANCE. 10-YEAR-OLD SIDNEY WAS DIAGNOSED AT JUST FOUR YEARS OLD. WHEN I WENT THROUGH THAT, I DON’T WANT ANY OTHER KID OR ADULT TO GO THROUGH ANY OF WHAT HAPPENED. Reporter: SHE HAS BEEN CANCER FREE FOR MORE THAN FOUR YEARS AND SHE AND HER MOTHER HAVE PARTICIPATED SINCE HER DIAGNOSIS, FUND-RAISING FOR SEVERAL MONTHS EACH YEAR. TODAY TEAMS WHO HAVE DONE THE SAME ARE CELEBRATING. I’M HERE TO INSPIRE PEOPLE. AFTER I HAD CANCER, I DIDN’T GIVE UP, AND HERE I AM TODAY. IT FEELS REALLY AMAZING. IT MAKES ME FEEL SO HAPPY AND GOOD. Reporter: INSTRUCTOR KRISTIN JAMES CHEERING THEM ON EACH TIME. MY FATHER AT THE AGE OF 64 PASSED FROM A GLIOBLASTOMA IN SIX MONTHS. SO THIS IS THE MOST EXCITING DAY OF THE YEAR. I LOOK FORWARD TO THE ALL YEAR LONG. EVERY SINGLE DOLLAR RAISED WILL GO TO MEMORIAL KETTERING CANCER CENTER. THEY NEED MORE MONEY TO SAVE LIVES. Reporter: CYCLE FOR SURVIVAL TAKES PLACE IN MORE THAN A DOZEN CITIES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

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