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Man biking 10K miles to raise money to fight childhood cancer

Man biking 10K miles to raise money to fight childhood cancer
Man biking 10K miles to raise money to fight childhood cancer
Posted at 6:22 PM, May 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-26 15:20:49-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - One man has dedicated his summer to traveling across the U.S. for kids with cancer.

He may look like an average everyday cyclist on a typical bike ride, but Ken Bettencourt is riding 10,000 miles to save lives and raise awareness about childhood cancer.

"So as long as I can I'm out here promoting childhood cancer. The more kids we can help the better were off," said Bettencourt.

10,000 miles may seem a bit much for some people, but Bettoncourt has been doing this for more than 20 years.

It started as a way to help spread the word but after beating cancer himself, Bettencourt realized it was much more than that.

Bettencourt has already traveled 4,000 miles through New Mexico, Arkansas, Alabama and six other states including Florida.

He's says it's all to raise money for treatment, food and anything families affected by childhood cancer may need.

"I want the kids to grow old. So if I can convince one person everyday. That's a lot of people to get involved," said Bettoncourt.

Bettencourt's journey won't stop here, he'll be traveling through 13 other states to achieve his goal and he says it's all worth it to save lives.