KC to Indianapolis: Metro woman celebrates cancer survival with epic bicycle ride

Kara Marxer
September 17, 2018 - 7:24 am

Julie Wilkerson-Haag Facebook Page

A local woman embarks on a nearly 500-mile bicycle ride Monday morning to promote efforts to cure cancer.

Cancer survivor Julie Haag is one of more than 100 people taking part in the Coast 2 Coast 4 Cancer ride.

She will do the leg of the trip from Kansas City to Indianapolis.  Haag's inspiration for taking part in the ride is her mother, who passed away from leukemia.

"I've been training for about five months, and prior to training, my only form of exercise was walking, so this has been such a transition for me, to prepare for this ride," Haag said.

"She would be very nervous, as far as my safety the whole time, but absolutely, she'd be proud," Haag said. "She was such a giver to others, she would be happy of what I'm doing here."

The ride has already raised a million dollars.

All of it goes to the Jimmy V Foundation, where 100 percent of the proceeds go to cancer research.


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