Tahoe resident organizes stationary bike-a-thon to raise funds for cancer prevention in Incline Village | SierraSun.com

Tahoe resident organizes stationary bike-a-thon to raise funds for cancer prevention in Incline Village

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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. and#8212; and#8220;Prevention is the Cureand#8221; was the theme of a 24-hour stationary bike-a-thon to raise fun and funds for cancer prevention at High Altitude Fitness Center, 880 Northwood Blvd., Incline Village, Nev., Nov. 13, 2 p.m. through Nov. 14, 2 p.m. More than $6,000 was raised to support the cancer prevention education programs of the Center for Advancement in Cancer Education (BeatCancer.org).

Lake Tahoe resident Paul Giles rode for 24 consecutive hours to raise donations for the national charityand#8217;s prevention efforts. Close to 50 other individual riders in teams joined Giles at the High Altitude Fitness Center for this event. A similar event was held in Philadelphia at the exact same time as part of the second annual Race to Beat Cancer.

Stated Giles, and#8220;I was excited to spearhead this and#8216;Beat Cancer Prevent-Event.and#8217; According to the World Health Organization, 75 percent of all cancers are diet and lifestyle related. Research has shown that exercising can help lower oneand#8217;s risk of developing cancer. Riding a bike is a fun, healthy activity that could actually help prevent the disease.and#8221;

Participants look forward to another Race To Beat Cancer in the fall of 2011.

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