Multi-distance challenge helps raise money for cancer survivors

Hundreds participated in the annual LIVESTRONG Challenge, Oct. 16, 2016. (KXAN Photo / Frank Martinez)
Hundreds participated in the annual LIVESTRONG Challenge, Oct. 16, 2016. (KXAN Photo / Frank Martinez)

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Early Sunday morning, bike riders, runners and walkers competed in the 20th annual LIVESTRONG challenge to honor the fight against cancer.

Thousands of riders, some who were cancer survivors gathered from across the country at the Palmer Events Center located at 900 Barton Springs Rd., to help raise money for those whose lives have been affected by cancer.

Riders were able to choose from a 20, 45, 65 or 100 mile bike ride through the Texas Hill Country.

This year’s event benefits the groundbreaking LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes of the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin.

The LIVESTRONG Cancer Institute seeks to reinvent the way cancer patients and survivors are cared for and supported. The defining characteristic of the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institute is patient-centered research and care.

After the event, participants were invited to a celebration at Challenge Village.

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