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Pedal the Cause donates $1M to cancer research

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Pedal the Cause is making a huge impact on the fight against cancer here in San Diego.

Last September's one- and two-day bike tours raised $1 million for cancer research. Pedal the Cause is using the money to fund six research projects at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute and the Salk Institute.

Researchers say the money is essential to developing new cancer treatments.

"To be competitive, to enlarge the project and get it moving towards a clinic in a real way, you need this type of funding to get started and get your initial results," Dr. Andy Lowy said.

KFMB was the proud sponsor of Pedal the Cause in 2014. This year's event is scheduled for September 18-20.

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