Cyclists Raise Cancer Awareness Through 700 Mile “Bike For Life”

Garrett Caldwell and Jesse Beller are cycling more than 700 miles to raise cancer awareness.

Garrett Caldwell and Jesse Beller are cycling more than 700 miles to raise cancer awareness.

Jesse Beller and Garrett Caldwell may not be able to remember exactly how old their grandmother is, but it hardly matters.

This year, they are grateful for one more birthday. Their grandmother, Sue Nance, is a breast cancer survivor. Two years in remission.

“After we got the good news that she was better, the biggest struggle was just trying to pay off the doctor bills, that’s when the American Cancer Society stepped in.”
In return, the two young men hopped on their bikes and started a more than 70 mile bike ride to raise money for the organization that helped save their grandma’s life.

Averaging 100 miles a day, Garrett and Jesse started their journey in Jonesville, IN, and are ending in Ft. Walton Beach, FL.

By the time they arrived in Huntsville, they had almost 400 miles under the tires.

They say grandma Sue has been understandably nervous about their cycling trip.

“She didn’t think it was a good idea. She thought it was dangerous,” said Garrett.

With more than 300 miles to go, the young men hope more families lives will be touched, and more lives can be saved, through the donations they raise for the American Cancer Society.

You can learn more about donating to Bike For Life by emailing Bike.For.Life.2012@hotmail.com or donating straight to the American Cancer Society.


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