Recent NYU Grads Bike Cross Country to Raise Money and Awareness for the Prevent Cancer Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 5, 2011

MEDIA CONTACT:
Liona Chan
(703) 519-2107
Liona.Chan@preventcancer.org

(Alexandria, Va.)—Duo Dallas Plikuhn and Zachary Rosenthal are cycling across the nation to raise money and awareness for the Prevent Cancer Foundation and two other charities—using a pair of one-gear bicycles. Starting in Brooklyn, N.Y. and riding to Seaside, Ore., the two are first heading south along the Atlantic then west through Virginia, Kentucky and Illinois before embarking on the historic route that Lewis and Clark took while exploring America in 1804.

The Foundation has designated the “One Gear Boys” as a virtual team for the upcoming Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K. Their fundraising goal is $10,000 for each charity. Plikuhn and Rosenthal estimate the trip to take between eight to ten weeks, and will be minimizing costs by camping and couchsurfing along the way. They departed July 31 and are already well on their way, reaching Baltimore this week, bringing their total mileage to 361 miles so far. They are also documenting their journey along the way, hoping to test their own limits while also raising awareness for the three charities.

Those who want to show their support for the “One Gear Boys” can donate through the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K Web site www.preventcancer5K.org.

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About The Prevent Cancer Foundation:
The mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation is to save lives through cancer prevention and early detection. Founded in 1985, the Foundation has provided more than $125 million in support of cancer prevention and early detection research, education, advocacy and community outreach nationwide. For more information, please visit www.preventcancer.org.