Ride for Roswell: Team 2 Member Raises $7000+

7:45 PM, Jun 27, 2011   |    comments
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LOCKPORT, N.Y. - Cancer has been an unwelcome part of Robert Eberhardt's family tree for decades.

"My grandmother died from cancer when I was about 12. My sister Gail died in 1998. She was 49, from cancer. And my other sister Valerie had cancer, and she is a survivor. My dad passed away two years ago from cancer," said Eberhardt, a Lockport High School math teacher.

He rides in honor and in memory of his loved ones, but for other families too.

"And when I think back to 1998, I watched my sister die. I don't want other people to have to go through that."

Eberhardt has had plenty of numbers to crunch over the past few years. 

This Saturday marks his fourth ride.  He's raised $7000 this year and more than $13,000 to date.  Last year he tackled the 100 mile "Century Ride," and this year he'll ride more than 60 to do his part in helping fund cancer research.

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