Triathletes Who Care Spin-A-Thon

By: Summer Knowles
By: Summer Knowles

February 11, 2006

Some local residents participated in an international spin-a-thon Saturday, and for a good cause.

Participants cycled for hours at a time in an effort to raise money and support for the battle against Lou Gehrig's Disease.

The event's organizers are close friends with the only person with the disease to complete an Ironman Triathalon.

He says he wants to spread the word about the disease in honor of his buddy.

"We're riding for seven hours today, and during that seven hours 119 people are going to die from Lou Gehrig's disease," said the event's organizer Jim Harshaw. "There's no treatment, there's no medication, no cure. Just a brochure that tells you you're going to die, so we're just trying to raise money and raise awareness about the disease."

For more information about the disease and how to donate to education efforts, you can visit their web site at

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