A Love of Biking Leads to Cycling for Cancer

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A Love of Biking Leads to Cycling for Cancer

Jacob and Dani Brier

Jacob and Dani Brier

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Friday, May 8, 2015 - 1:25pm

Meet Daily Point of Light Award honorees Jacob and Dani Brier. Read their story and nominate an outstanding volunteer you know as a Point of Light.

Participating in their first bike-a-thon eight years ago was a demanding effort that required Jacob Brier and his wife, Dani, to raise $4,000 each and complete a punishing two-day, 200-mile ride in and around Boston.

It wasn't particularly fun, but the cause – cancer research and treatment – was important to them because both had close relatives who had battled the disease.

"We realized that this kind of support was needed closer to our home in Rhode Island,” says Jacob, “but we couldn't find a local bike-a-thon that funded cancer research and treatment.”

So, in 2008, the couple created one.

Read the rest of the story on the Points of Light blog.


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