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Ride for Mom

“Ride for Mom” a 5-kilometer run/walk race and 20-mile group ride raised nearly $2,500 for the Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. The fundraiser took place in Wilmer Park through the collaboration of the Student Events Board, the Recreation Department and the ingenuity and drive of Andrew Laux ‘11. Biology major and avid cyclist Andrew Laux was the sole creator behind the event. Unfortunately for Andrew, he observed the way cancer impacted his family last year. Even though it was just a scare to the Laux family, Andrew decided he wanted to help the cancer cause. At the beginning of the year Andrew teamed up with the Recreation Department to create a cycling event revolved around Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. The cycling event soon turned into a running race along with a 20-mile bike ride that would follow Quaker Neck Road to the town of Cliff City. Through the help of donations made by the Zeta Tau Alpha and SEB, Andrew was able to custom design a bike for the event. The bike was then raffled off with all proceeds going to the two foundations.The race was a huge success with nearly 50 runners and 25 bikers.