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R4AC | Race for a Cure
January’s Awesome Foundation grant awarded to a cycling team that will race in support of people affected by cancer.
Brad MacKenzie, 27, won January’s $1,000 grant from the Grand Rapids Awesome Foundation to support his R4AC, or Race for a Cure, Cycling Project. R4AC is an amateur cycling team that will raise money for the ‘Cancer Well-Fit Program’, which is run through Lacks Cancer Center.
“I’ve always thought there’s something more that we could do while racing our bikes to raise awareness and raise money for a good cause,” MacKenzie said. He set out to turn the idea into reality about a year ago, in memory of his mother. MacKenzie’s mom, Lori, was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2007. After battling the disease for years, she passed away in October 2010 at the age of 52.
“It was a way to honor her and do something good for people,” MacKenzie said. He started looking for organizations to support and discovered the Cancer Well-Fit
Program. It is a fitness program for people who are currently undergoing cancer treatment and those who have received treatment within the last year.
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