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Ride for Hope Kicks Off

By: Eyewitness News; Mike Springer Email
By: Eyewitness News; Mike Springer Email

Tallahassee, FL --June 9, 2012--

Despite the rain, hills and grueling distance, it wasn't enough to keep the nearly 700 cyclists away. Each riding up to 100 miles as part of 'Ride for Hope'. An annual bike ride that raises money for the Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center.

"Cancer has touched and affected all of us in some form or fashion so having this event, raising money for the Cancer Center locally, we want to offer hope to people, the best Cancer Care right here in town," says Aaron Kinnon of the TMH Foundation.

The ride is the brain-child of Jason and Jeffrey Farrah. The brothers lost their father, Lou, to Cancer. They started the ride to honor him. A ride that's grown from just under 90 cyclist to more than 500 today. Alexander Spook is one of those cyclists. His grandfather died from cancer.

"The whole time I was alone, I thought about him a few times. It was special," says Spook.

Other riders echoed that feeling.

"It makes me feel wonderful. It's such a wonderful opportunity to contribute to a great cause," says cyclist Melinda Miguel.

All of the proceeds raised from the ride go to the Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center.
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Tallahassee, FL --June 8, 2012--

Riders will be gearing up and hitting the bike paths this weekend 6-9-12

They'll be making the 100 mile trek as part of the 7th annual 'Ride for Hope.'

'Ride for Hope ' raises money for the Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center to help fund Cancer research. It's the brain-child of
Jason and Jeffrey Farrah.

The brothers lost their father, Lou, to Cancer. They did the ride in honor of him.

"Cancer has touched and affected all of us in some form or fashion so having this event, raising money for the Cancer Center locally, we want to offer hope to people, the best Cancer Care right here in town, Cancer Care close to home," says Aaron Kinnon of the TMH foundation.

Kinnon says the ride has grown each year, from about 80 riders the first year to about 700 this year.


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