PITTSBURGH - Bicyclists pedaled to end melanoma and pancreatic cancer Sunday during the third annual 3-2-1 Ride.
The cycling fundraiser kicked off at the Heinz Field Quay on the North Shore and included three different events: a 7-mile family trail ride, a 25-mile trail and road ride and a 62-mile ride on the Great Allegheny Passage.
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More than 450 people participated in Sunday’s 3-2-1 Ride, proceeds from which benefit The Woiner Foundation and its mission to fight melanoma and pancreatic cancer by increasing awareness; supporting patients, survivors and families; and fundraising for research.
“This cause is very personal to me. In the past five years I’ve lost both of my parents to cancer. I lost my mom to pancreatic cancer last year, and I lost my dad to melanoma in 2010. My husband’s also a melanoma survivor two times,” said Jessica Woiner Fera, executive director of The Woiner Foundation and 3-2-1 Ride.
In its first two years, 3-2-1 Ride raised more than $75,000. The fundraiser aims to educate participants about the dangers of melanoma and pancreatic cancer, while providing them with tools to aid in early detection and prevention.
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