Students on cross-country bike ride stop in Lubbock

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Updated: 7/11 9:35 pm
Dozens of college students are making a trek many of us could not imagine. They are riding four thousand miles across the US to help fight cancer.

The 4K for Cancer ride started on June 1st in Baltimore and stopped in Lubbock today. As part of the journey, each rider has raised more than $4,500 dollars for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. It has been quite the journey for these cancer warriors.

"Every single day we have a dedication circle in the morning. So we write on the back of our leg who we want to ride for that day. So a lot of people write friends, family, or if a rider has someone who something happened with...everyone will put that person on their leg. And those are the people you think about when you're riding up those hills, 'OK I'm riding up this hill. This is my choice. I want them to push me,'" said ride director Michelle Boenning.

The riders also spend time doing service projects in the communities they visit.

"One is with the YWCA. With the kids in our camps, they're coloring cards for cancer patients at UMC and the Joe Arrington Cancer Center," said Jennifer Riley of Lubbock's YWCA.

The team has overcome countless flat tires, heat exhaustion and injuries along the way. Not to mention they sleep on church floors and ask for donations for their meals. They expect to reach their final destination of San Diego by August 9th.

If you would like to find out more or help these young cyclists raise money, click on this link to their website.
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