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It's not too late to register for Pedal the Cause

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Just a week and a half until San Diego's annual Pedal the Cause cycling fundraiser kicks off. It's not too late to register to raise money for cancer research in San Diego.

CBS News 8 caught up with a local man who is not only riding in the event -- he also recruited all his co-workers.

The Fatulas will be riding in this month's second annual Pedal the Cause fundraiser to stop cancer. Now meet the rest of the team, The Cancer Kickers -- all 49 of them.

"Every single employee at our Carlsbad facility is participating with me as either a rider, a virtual rider, or a volunteer," David Fatula said.

David has been riding in charity fundraisers to fight cancer since 2005. His brother died from colon cancer in 2012, and this year he convinced all his coworkers at Oceanside Glass-Tile to join him.

Every time David rides, he carries a list of people he knew who lost their battle with cancer.

"Ride with a list of those people in my back pocket in my jersey. Sadly the list is very long," he said.

This year's event takes place on the weekend of September 20 and 21. It offers one-day rides of 10, 25 and 50 miles, and a two-day ride of 150 miles from UCSD to Temecula and back.

David and his wife will be riding the 25-mile course on Sunday, along with their three-year-old daughter.

Each rider has to raise at least $1,000. The money stays in San Diego, benefiting the Moores Cancer Center, the Salk Institute, and Sanford-Burnham.

"The feeling of crossing the finish line regardless of the distance you've ridden -- 10 miles or 150 miles -- is a tremendously powerful and moving experience," David said.

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