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‘Crazy guy on a bike’ to loop Lake Tahoe

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Andy Sninsky gets his kicks on Route 66.
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Andy Sninsky attended a Wednesday evening cancer support group at the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, offering his support.

Andy is a six-year survivor of multiple myeloma — a blood and bone cancer that has no cure. After treatment in 2008-09 with radiation and chemo therapy as well as a stem-cell transplant, he understands the world in which cancer patients live.

“I know the battles they have won and are fighting, and I do this ride around the lake in their honor,” said Sninsky. “… I attended the support group meeting at the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center and visited with staff and patients there.”

Sninsky will bicycle around Lake Tahoe this week in support of cancer patients and caregivers in the Tahoe region. Dubbed the “crazy guy on the bike,” this particular ride has taken him about 500 miles so far.

These bicycle rides are his way of helping people understand cancer need not be a death sentence nor “will it be the end of life as we know it.”

“My goal is to show people that they can come back,” said Sninsky. “A strong support group is needed and that is offered here …”

Follow his adventures pre- and post-cancer treatment at http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/volcandy. He rides in support of the International Myeloma Foundation. If you see Sninsky riding around the lake Sept. 4-7 give him a cheer.

Find more information about blood cancer and donate at https://online.myeloma.org/netcommunity/MemberFundraiserBicycleMojave.