Bikers fight breast cancer |

Bikers fight breast cancer

Tribune staff report

South Lake Tahoe BMX and the Barton Health Resource Center will put on the fourth annual BMX for Breast Cancer Sunday at noon.

“BMX is a family sport and breast cancer affects families,” said track spokeswoman Lauren Thomaselli.

Money raised from the event will allow women who can’t get federal assistance the opportunity to get mammograms. In the three years of this event, $6,000 has been raised to help 33 women get exams.

In women ages 40 to 59, breast cancer is the leading cause of death in the United States, according to Barton Memorial Hospital. An estimated 203,500 new cases of breast cancer are expected this year.

There will be an education booth, a raffle and barbecue at the races.

All riders must be ABA members to participate. The race fee is $10.

The track at 1100 Lyons Ave. has been the site for a state championship qualifier the last three years. Best management practices will be installed next summer, which will include new trees, Thomaselli said.

Call the track hotline at (530) 542-9337.

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