DALLAS – A unique fundraiser is taking place Sunday in Dallas. It's the inaugural "Ride to Change the Future." On Friday morning, News 8 came out to the Jewish Community Center where training for the event was underway.
Spinners will spend anywhere from one to six hours at the Jewish Community Center Sunday, pedaling their stationary bikes to raise money for ovarian cancer research. News 8 spoke with event co-chairs Julie Shrell, Helen Gardner, and Jill Bach, who are each at different stages of their ovarian cancer survivorship. They said getting the message out about early detection is critical to saving lives.
“The signs are very quiet, the symptoms are honestly very quiet,” Bach explained. “We really need to get an early detection test out there. Pap smears do not detect ovarian cancer.”
Participants already raised a quarter of a million dollars in pledges, and are hoping to get more than three hundred riders to make it out to the Jewish Community Center for the event.