563 Bicyclists Competed in the 7th Edition of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo in Harrisonburg, Virginia, on October 1, 2017, Raising over $5,000 for Prostate Cancer Awareness and Prevention

October 04, 2017
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MANHATTAN BEACH, CALIFORINIA (PressAdvantage) October 5, 2017 -- Manhattan Beach resident and Cancer Journeys Foundation President Robert Hess rode in the 2017 Edition of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo on October 1st, leading 563 bicylists on what many call the most challenging Gran Fondo bicycle ride in the US to raise awareness for prostate cancer and raise funds for the Cancer Journeys Foundation’s prostate cancer early detection system, ProstateTrackerApp. The risders raised over $5,000 to support prostate cancer programs.

The Cancer Journeys Foundation teamed up with pro cyclist Jeremiah Bishop in 2010 to create the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo, which is a 108-mile ride from Harrisonburg, Virginia into West Virginia and back. This route is one of Jeremiah’s training rides. This year's ride was the 7th Edition of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo.

“Cyclists love a challenge and the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo weekend has five routes that provide challenges for cyclists at all skill levesl,” said Robert Hess, founder and president of the Cancer Journeys Foundation, as well as an experienced long distance cyclist.

Said Hess, “We created the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo as a fundraising tool for the Cancer Journeys Foundation, as a means of making men aware of the importance of early prostate cancer detection, and as a way to provide cancer survivors who are cyclists a goal to work toward during their cancer journeys.” ”This year, for the first time, one of our male King of the Mountain winners was a prostate cancer survivor. Mission accomplished!”

“A cancer diagnosis is just the beginning of a lifelong journey," says Hess. "The first stage of the journey is diagnosis and treatment. At the end of their medical treatment, cancer survivors are pretty much on their own. Survivors need tools and guidance to develop survivorship plans they can follow going forward. Nutrition and exercise are two key elements of a successful cancer survivor plan. We help survivors develop and implement their plans.”

About The Cancer Journeys Foundation

The Cancer Journeys Foundation is creating a comprehensive digital information center for cancer survivors, their families, and caregivers. The Foundation is developing a nationwide network of cycling and walking programs to support America’s 12+ million cancer survivors in their journeys.

For more information, contact Robert Hess, president, at the contact information below.

Robert Hess

President and Founder

Cancer Journeys Foundation

Accidental Cancer Survivor, Class of 2003

www.CancerJourneysFoundation.org

310.430.5899

[email protected]

1601 N Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 576

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266



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About Cancer Journeys Foundation:

The Cancer Journeys Foundation provides support to the 14 million cancer survivors in the United States and their families and care givers as they move through their individual cancer journeys.

Contact Cancer Journeys Foundation:

Robert Hess
1601 N Sepulveda Blvd
Suite 576
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
310.430.5899
http://www.cancerjourneysfoundation.org

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