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Sep 12, 2009 11:14 AM by Associated Press

'Ride With Lance' raises money for cancer research

Fifty cyclists are riding with Lance Armstrong after raising at least $20,000 apiece in donations for
cancer research. They will cover about 66 miles on Saturday alongside the seven-time Tour de France champion and cancer survivor.

Canadian cycling champ Steve Bauer is also participating in the event on roads in Ontario's Kitchener-Waterloo region.

Money the participants raised will go to research at Waterloo's Grand River Hospital and Toronto's Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.


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