Spokane woman plans cross-country bike ride to fight cancer
SPOKANE, Wash. — A WSU Spokane student is going to unimaginable lengths to help those fighting cancer.
23-year-old Allison Perrine is training for an epic 4,000 mile bike ride from Baltimore to San Francisco.
“We’re gonna be averaging about 80 miles a day,” said Perrine.
The ride will raise money for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, which provides numerous services for those undergoing treatment.
“I saw an ad for the 4K For Cancer on Facebook, and I immediately knew that I wanted to take my desire to ride cross-county and align that with my desire to help people who have cancer,” said Perrine.
Her mom battled breast cancer while she was in high school.
“She actually passed away in 2011, and that’s kind of when my whole life got flipped upside down, and that’s when I decided that the rest of my life would be dedicated to helping people with cancer.”
Perrine will be joined by 30 other people, and so far has raised over $10,000. She’s hoping to pass $15,000 before she’s done and touch lives as she goes.
“If we meet people along the way, a lot of people want to know what you’re doing, why you’re biking, why there’s so many of us, and we’re happy to tell them ‘Hey, we’re biking across America raising money for young adults and just kind of share our stories.'”
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