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St. Augustine cancer survivor bikes for a cause

11:36 PM, Nov 8, 2012   |    comments
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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A local woman is finally catching her breath after biking across the state.

"When I was on the road, and so tired, someone would go by and beep and say, 'My wife's a survivor!!' And I would go, 'YES,'" said Lynn Rothemund.  

She said on the road, every little beep counts.

She was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in 2006, and after she went into remission, she wanted to do something.

"I've seen the other side of cancer. It's not pretty, and I just wanted to help," she said.

So she biked across the entire state of Florida.

One thousand miles in 19 days to raise awareness and support for people diagnosed with cancer.

She managed to do the entire ride without spending a penny, so every cent went to the cause.

"It didn't cost me a penny. No overhead because there's no gas for the bicycle. I stayed with friends and they fed me," she said.

Now that she's back, she's still looking to raise money.

She hasn't yet met her goal of $40,000, but she's getting close, one pedal at a time.

"I have had kids donate $3, and people donate $10," she said.

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