Thursday, October 20, 2011
What: Cancer patient rides a bike 197 miles for a cure
When: Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011 (sometime between 2-4 p.m.)
Where: Mayo Clinic Hospital 5777 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85054 (56th St. and the 101)
Description: To celebrate his "first birthday" (post surgery), Ricky Rinehart of Yuma plans to ride his bicycle 197 miles from Yuma to Phoenix the weekend of Oct. 22-23 to raise funds for cancer research. Rinehart, 54, will be accompanied by a group of his family, friends and co-workers.
In October 2010, Rinehart had esophagectomy surgery to treat esophageal cancer. He hopes his ride will raise awareness about the importance of cancer research.
Arrival time: Rinehart plans to arrive at Mayo Clinic Hospital between 2 and 4 p.m. and will call contacts at Mayo Clinic an hour before he arrives.
Mayo Clinic Media Contact: Jim McVeigh, 480-301-4368 (office number), 602-400-2747 (cell), or email email@example.com.
If you would like to be called in time for Rinehart's arrival on Sunday, please call Jim McVeigh at 602-400-2747.
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