PITTSBURGH - Hundreds pedaled to fight melanoma and pancreatic cancer Sunday on the North Shore.
The second annual 3-2-1 Ride event kicked off at the Heinz Field Quay and raised money for The Woiner Foundation, which has a mission to fight melanoma and pancreatic cancer by increasing awareness, supporting patients, survivors and families, and fundraising for research.
Jessica Fera, executive director of The Woiner Foundation and 3-2-1 Ride, told Channel 11 News about how her life has been impacted by melanoma and pancreatic cancer.
“My husband, who I do all of this with, he’s a two-time melanoma survivor, and my father was lost to melanoma in 2010 and lost my mom to pancreatic cancer just this past April, so we wanted to do something to help other families like ours,” said Fera.
On Sunday, bicyclists had the opportunity to participate in one of three rides -- the 7-mile family trail ride, the 25-mile trail and road ride or the 62-mile Great Allegheny Passage Ride.
The event ended with the Finish Line Festival at the Heinz Field Quay.
In 2013, 3-2-1 Ride raised more than $33,000.
Find out more about 3-2-1 Ride HERE.