COLORADO, USA — When a daddy-daughter duo departed on a summer cycling trip they didn't realize that two months and 4,000 miles later they would turn a summer trip into a family mission.
Crested Butte father Kevin Sanderford and his nine-year-old daughter Abby planned a big cycling trip along the so-called Northern Tier route that would have them biking from Washington to Maine.
Before the father and daughter took off on their cycling adventure there came a point when Sanderford said the purpose of the ride took on a turn – his wife and Abby's mother, Jennifer, was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a mastectomy.
At that point, Kevin said the reason for the ride took on new meaning and purpose.
"The people you meet along the way through life whether a bike ride or it's a cancer battle, that's what, that's the spice of life," said Sanderford.
Kevin's wife, Jennifer, encouraged them to go on the trip after her surgery.
They used the ride to raise $30,000 to support people fighting breast cancer in the Gunnison Valley.
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