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Hundreds gathered for Lobo Cancer Challenge – Brospar Daily News

Hundreds gathered Saturday at the University of New Mexico Stadium for the annual Lobo Cancer Challenge to fight cancer. “This is a super exciting event for me. The Lobo Cancer Challenge is very important to me, both as an individual cancer survivor and as a friend, unfortunately for a lot of cancer patients,” Cancer survivor and cyclist Alex Cvijanovich said. “Bike 50 miles with a lot of other people is far more fun than being alone and what you think, so it’s really fun and knowing it’s for a good cause and knowing that people around me believe in doing what I do of the same causes and supporting the same causes—it’s really energizing and exciting.” Saturday’s events included activities such as 25, 50 and 100-mile bike rides, 5K runs and walks, and stair challenges. Few hope to raise money for cancer patients across the state. “We recognize that today is a day to honor those who may not have made the journey and to celebrate those who continue to survive and lead very healthy lives,” said Rae Ann Paden of UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center, Albuquerque. The Dukes Athletics Club said it was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. “A good friend of mine on the team, his mum died of cancer a few months ago, and it was too early for him to race, so, I’m doing this for him and his mum,” Janick said. . “Events like this are obviously important to the city, to the community, to the cancer center, you know? The cancer center does a lot of work for Albuquerque, and we’re really lucky to have it.” Officials said there were 800 people this year. Multiple people attended the event and they hope it will continue to benefit cancer centers locally and across the country. “We can’t do what we do without the support of the community,” Paden said. “That’s how we’re able to work with all the designated cancer centers in the country, regardless of New Mexico’s choice.”

Hundreds gathered Saturday at the University of New Mexico Stadium for the annual Lobo Cancer Challenge to fight cancer.

“This is a super exciting event for me. The Lobo Cancer Challenge is very important to me, both as an individual cancer survivor and as a friend, unfortunately for a lot of cancer patients,” Cancer survivor and cyclist Alex Cvijanovich said. “Bike 50 miles with lots of other people is far more fun than being alone and what you think, so it’s really fun and knowing it’s for a good cause and knowing that people around me believe in what I’m doing Having the same cause and supporting the same cause – it’s really exciting and exciting.”

Saturday’s events include 25-, 50- and 100-mile bike rides, a 5K run and walk, and a stair challenge to raise money for cancer patients across the state.

Rae Ann Paden, UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center, said: “We recognize that today is a day to honor those who may not have made the journey, and a day to celebrate those who go on to survive and lead very healthy lives.”

Luke Janick of the Dukes Track Club in Albuquerque said it was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up.

“A good friend of mine on the team, his mum died of cancer a few months ago, and it was too early for him to race, so, I’m doing this for him and his mum,” Janick said. . “Events like this are obviously important to the city, to the community, to the cancer center, you know? The cancer center does a lot of work for Albuquerque, and we’re really lucky to have it.”

Officials said more than 800 people attended this year’s event, which they hope will continue to benefit local and national cancer centers.

“We can’t do what we do without the support of the community,” Paden said. “That’s how we’re able to work with all the designated cancer centers in the country, regardless of New Mexico’s choice.”

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