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Daddy-daughter duo bikes 4,000 miles, raise $30,000 for breast cancer survivors

Father Kevin Sanderford and his nine-year-old daughter Abby planned an ambitious cycling adventure when a breast cancer diagnosis changed the mission.

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.

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"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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