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Cancer riders take break in Oak Harbor
A team riding bikes to raise awareness for cancer stopped Wednesday in Oak Harbor on their journey from Baltimore to Seattle.
Lori Shulock hosted the team Aug. 1 to support her niece, Lindsay Shulock, who is taking part in the ride.
The 4K for Cancer is a program of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. Since 2001, groups of college students have undertaken a 70-day, 4,000-mile summer bike ride across the United States with the goal of offering hope, inspiration and support to communities along the way.
Lindsay Shulock, a sophomore at Suffolk County Community College and part of Team Seattle, was deeply affected when a fellow student died from leukemia at age 14.
“You could hear a pin drop in the hallways of school for a week. It hurt me to see the pain on my friends’ faces,” Shulock said in her bio on the 4K for Cancer website.
When Shulock heard about Relay for Life, which raises funds for cancer research, she immediately joined in, helping to raise money through bake sales and car washes. When a friend participated in the 4K for Cancer last year, Shulock decided to join in.
“It’s about being a positive effect on people’s lives along the way. It’s about supporting this cause that is bigger than you. It’s about donating your time and gathering your strength in order to raise $4,500 and then committing yourself physically, mentally and emotionally again for 70 days to go on this life changing journey,” Shulock said. “Cancer is a cause that needs supporting and I would be proud to spend my time helping those in need.”
For more information, visit 4kforcancer.org.