700 Bicyclists ride 50,034 miles for prostate and breast cancer awareness
Almost 700 bicyclists visited Harrisonburg, Virginia to ride in the first Gran Fondo ride supporting the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project's new "Couples Conquering Cancer" program.
Almost 700 bicyclists gathered in Harrisonburg, VA, the bicycle capital of Virginia, on September 28th to ride over a hundred miles for prostate and breast cancer awareness.
HARRISONBURG, VIRGINA (PRLOG) October 5, 2014. Almost 700 bicyclists gathered in Harrisonburg, Virginia on September 28th for the 4th annual Jeremiah Bishop Alpine Loop Gran Fondo for prostate and breast cancer awareness.
The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo is presented by the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project, which has offices in Manhattan Beach, California and Harrisonburg, Virginia. The ride is one of PCAP’s major annual prostate cancer awareness events.
Prostate Cancer Awareness Project Founder and CEO Robert Hess rode the event, which is hosted professional mountain biker Jeremiah Bishop, a Harrisonburg resident, who rides for the Sho-Air/Cannondale professional team.
This was the fourth annual Alpine Loop Gran Fondo, which has grown from less than 100 participants to almost 700 in just four years. The field included both men and women, and The PCAP awarded King and Queen of the Mountain jerseys to the fastest riders up the two timed climbs.
According to Hess, “we are thrilled to be partnered with Jeremiah on this project because prostate cancer prevention and survival is strongly influenced by a healthy lifestyle, and cycling is as healthy as one can get.”
“Exercise and a healthy diet can play a role in reducing cancer risk and the risk of recurrence,”
Hess notes that “This year’s Alpine Loop Gran Fondo marks the beginning of our Couples Conquering Cancer program. Prostate and breast cancers are the most common male and female cancers, but we have always looked at these two diseases separately, when they both are family diseases. For the first time anywhere, we have created a program that gets men and women working together to defeat these cancers,” said Hess.
About the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project
The Prostate Cancer Awareness Project (PCAP) is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit based in Manhattan Beach, California and Harrisonburg, Virginia.
The PCAP creates prostate cancer awareness events and developed and manages the http://ProstateTracker.org prostate cancer early warning system.
For more information on The Prostate Cancer Awareness Project and its programs, contract Robert Hess at the contact information below.
Prostate Cancer Awareness Project
Accidental Prostate Cancer Survivor, Class of 2003
Robert Warren Hess