Cross-country cyclist comes through Big Country, raising money for breast cancer

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ABILENE, Texas (KRBC) – One man is biking for more than 4,000 miles to raise awareness for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

“My mother-in-law is a two-time and we have a close friend that is just a recent survivor,” said Bob Hood, rider.

All to raise money and awareness for the cause.

“It’s mostly word of mouth, we do three live videos a day that we try to raise money with and just asking the community for their support,” said Hood.

His travels are bringing him through the Big Country on the route from Tijuana, Mexico to St. Stevens, Canada. One Hardin-Simmons University professor tagged in on the ride.

“The awareness is a big deal, but he has also been able to raise some funds and so that money is going 100% back to breast cancer research,” said Coleman Patterson, Hardin-Simmons University Professor.

No matter the places you go, people are affected by breast cancer.

“My mom passed away with breast cancer and we’ve had other family members affected with it, so the cause is something I believe in and riding bikes is something we really enjoy doing,” said Patterson.

To find more about the ride you can go to their Facebook page here or their website here.

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