HONOLULU (KHNL) - Dozens of people worked up a sweat this holiday weekend, and all for a good cause. It's a Cycle 4 Life fundraiser to raise awareness and money for cancer research. More than a hundred people headed to Honolulu Club on July 4 to put the petal to the metal and in their own way, help fight cancer.
Participant Erika Eberhard explained, "It is for people who can't, and to raise money and awareness for cancer research."
Group leader KC Carlberg is well known in Honolulu's triathlon community. She also is a survivor of ovarian cancer, so the money will go to an organization to fund research on ovarian cancer. "Spinning would be a way to give back for our survival and in gratitude for what we have."
Anyone could join the fun. "We had a 12 year old who is our youngest, all the way up to age 79," Carlberg said.
Eberhard emphasized, "People need to realize that if you can do something for a cause like this, you don't have to sit there and give money."
It was bittersweet because one of the event organizers recently died of cancer. Carlberg said, "A lot of people came out in support of loved ones, and in support of Ann Keating who was also an organizer of this event but did not survive her bout with cancer."
Carlberg plans to work with Honolulu Club to make this a yearly fundraiser. "It was important for us to give back," she said. And she's not just spinning her wheels! Cycle 4 Life raised $1,000.