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March 13, 2006

3,000 Miles For Breast Cancer Awareness

3,000 Miles For Breast Cancer Awareness
Denise Purdue and 23 other women are looking forward to a long journey in their effort to make awareness for breast cancer. They have started their journey on March 10, from San Diego, Calif. their journey would last 58 days and are planning to cycle cross-country 3,098 miles to St. Augustine, Fla. This is part of Woman Tours 2006 Cycle for Life, which is an effort to raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer. The group does not expect this to be an easy task, but they are looking ahead with courage and enthusiasm to the rest of the journey.

"I am bound and determined to ride every mile of this ride," said Purdue from her home at Entrada before starting the journey.

For Purdue, simply signing on for the ride gave her new perspective.
"I've been really stunned at the number of people who are experiencing this," she said.

Purdue has personal experience with breast cancer. Her own mother was a cancer victim and her great aunt died of the disease.

"I actually had a scare during a yearly mammogram," she said. Though test results were negative, Purdue still found the experience frightening.

Purdue's anticipating several portions of the trek; meeting her husband on the other side of the continental divide and seeing the whole family at the tours end on the beach in St. Augustine.

But the ride will also bring personal satisfaction too for a woman who's spent years running a business and a family.

"There's just this feeling of freedom and movement when you're on a bike. It's probably the only time in your life where you can spend an extended amount of time where you don't have to worry about anyone but you - which will be interesting for me," said Purdue. Read


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Every year, more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. Breast cancer ranks second as the leading cause of cancer deaths in American women. Until recently breast cancer topped the list of leading causes of cancer deaths in women, but lately lung cancer has claimed the top position. If skin cancer is excluded, breast cancer is the commonest cancer among American women

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