Jerry Zucker Ride for Hope: Michael Dennis Video

Michael Dennis, the ride director of public relations, talks about the importance of holding events to benefit cancer awareness and research and what it means to Charleston, South Carolina. Please Visit: www.charlestonrideforhope.com
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Jerry Zucker Ride for Hope Michael Dennis: We are just really trying to make Charleston a little bit more like other towns like Austin and Los Angeles, Boston, where they actually have a strong cancer community that fights for awareness. Because cancer for us a lot of -- it's just about awareness because you can't raise money anonymity. So we're really trying to raise awareness for cancer. Do you have a cancer story? Michael Dennis: My father and brother are both cancer survivors. My father survived prostate cancer and my old brother a rare leukemia. And that came to my attention that they were doing a Livestrong ride and I'd like to cross the country for other causes for Habitat for Humanity and I wanted to plan and live strong right here in Charleston. Has the amount of support for this event surprised you? Michael Dennis: Jerry Zucker was a very prominent Charlestonian. I am he was very involved with the communities and family, and they helped tremendously Jerry Zucker. And we were, I mean it's a strong cycling community were known for the bridge run, and then we have the after the bridge run, bike ride and that's got bigger every year. But Charleston is becoming more pedestrian friendly and cycling friendly and so it's really something -- I guess if you are not in the cycling community you don't know, but the cycling community is growing by leaps and bounds in Charleston. What will the money raised from the Jerry Zucker Ride for Hope mean to the community? Michael Dennis: We're going to, it's going to go to local clinical trials, local cancer awareness and just for the Hollings Cancer Center primarily, as far as it goes and it just going to give us a foot in the cancer community where we can network around the community with other cities that have cancer rides connected with the Livestrong Foundation.

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