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Pedaling for Dense Breast Tissue Awareness

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this week a local Reno business is kicking off the campaign with a fundraising event.

Most spin classes happen indoors, but this Thursday, Full Pedal cycling studio in Reno,  is taking their ride outside.

"Bikes are going outdoors, it's - one ride is set for sunset, so we'll ride with the sun coming down, the second one is in the night. There's a live DJ," says Stacey Crawford, owner of Full Pedal.

The Thursday night event is a fundraiser for 'Each One. Tell One.' - a local organization that raises awareness about dense breast tissue and early cancer detection.

“I think everyone has somebody in their life that has had some sort of cancer - and breast cancer is a really prominent one,” says Stacey.

More than a good cause or cardio boost, regular exercise can actually reduce your risk of getting cancer.
“It's really amazing, exercise - more than 30 trials have been done on this and they've shown it preventing  breast cancer, they've shown reduced risk of breast cancer,” says cancer specialist Dr. Sowjanya Reganti.

Oncologist Dr. Reganti also says cancer patients who exercise during treatment also improve their chances of recovery. "That's one of the reasons, why when I have patients who are coming to see me for a first visit I tell them if they're going to start chemotherapy or anything - stay active."

And spinning is a low impact way to get that health benefit.

Full Pedal studio manager Jimmy Lockie explains.  "In here, the bikes are gonna do the work for you, so you can push as hard as you want and get that result but you're not gonna hurt anything - twist your ankle or anything like that."

"Great music, the teacher leads the program, it's just all about high-energy fun,” says Stacey.

The fundraiser is called “Sweat.Spin.Give.” A donation of $100 will reserve you a seat.

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