HU3F8 Article from Science Magazine:
NOTALONE. Dozens of parents whose children suffer from neuroblastoma, a rare and deadly childhood cancer, have banded together to fund a drug development effort at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City. The idea came out of a meeting this summer between patients’families and MSKCC pediatric oncol- ogist Nai-Kong Cheung (left), who more than 20 years ago developed a therapy for the disease, a mouse antibody called 3F8. Answering questions about the most urgent needs in neuroblastoma, Cheung pointed out .....

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NBC12Fathers to finish biking the ‘loneliest road’ for sick children
By Jory Rand, NBC12 Sports
Some fathers are biking cross-country to raise money for children with cancer.

It's a cause that hits very close to home for these fathers because each of them has a child with a rare form of cancer that kills 3-out of every 4 of its victims.

U.S. Route 50 is often referred to as the loneliest road in America. Seventeen days ago, a group of fathers left Sacramento, Calif. following the “loneliest road” on bicycle, each of them with a common bond.

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Loneliest Road Visit to Roanoke - Media Coverage

Since they spend so much time on the road and don't have many opportunities to sit down and watch the news, we thought the Loneliest Road team might like a chance to see the news coverage of their visit to Roanoke and Carilion Clinic's Children's Hospital. Read full story >>

Bicycling dads raising money for children's cancer treatment
The Kansas City Star

Five fathers who are cycling across the country to raise awareness and money for research into childhood cancer passed through the Kansas City Metro area today.
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Five fathers who are cycling across the country to raise awareness and money for research into childhood cancer passed through the Kansas City Metro area today. Read full story >>


Lonely road to a cure
Last Update: 7:01 pm

OLATHE, Kan. -- They are hoping their long ride will provide a life-saving opportunity for their kids.

Seven dads are making a cross-country journey on their bikes called the Loneliest Road Campaign.

Their kids all have a rare and deadly form of cancer called neuroblastoma. A cutting edge treatment is providing hope for recovery, but it comes with a hefty bill. That's why they are hoping to raise money and awareness. Read full story >>




Dads Take Bike Trip To Help Fight Cancer
POSTED: 9:29 pm CDT September 19, 2007

OLATHE, Kan. -- Six fathers sharing a common but heartbreaking bond have decided to fight for their children by hitting the road.

Their children all suffer from a rare and fatal form of cancer called neuroblastoma.

The men have been riding their bicycles across the country to raise money and awareness for the disease. They call it the Loneliest Road Campaign because of the long, difficult road ahead for their children.  Read full story >>



Dads Bike Across U.S. For Children With Rare Cancer
'Loneliest Road' campaign raising money for seven families
Thursday, 20 Sep 2007, 12:33 PM CDT

OLATHE, Kan. -- Five dads biking across the country made their way through Kansas City on Thursday morning. One thing unites the fathers on their trek across the country - they all of a child suffering from a rare form of cancer.

On Thursday, the Olathe Fire Department donated $500 to the dads. The donation is a small part of the $3 million they hope to earn to help full story >>


NBC News 9, News video with the 7 LR riders visiting the Children's Hospital in Denver. Click here to view video >>

Seven Fathers, One Cause
Dads Fight Childhood Cancer with Cross-Country Bike Trek

Sacramento Union Writer

With a single mission in mind and very little training behind them, six amateur bicyclists recently left the State Capitol grounds in hopes that their dreams would be met about 3,500 miles later. For Alec Oughton, Randy Monroe, Rick St. John, Kevin Sims, Vander Davis and Mike Love, riding their bicycles relay-style across the entire United States is a feat that is only expected to take them about full story >>



Fathers ride 'loneliest road' to raise awareness

LRTheir children are battling rare cancer neuroblastoma
By Lois M. Collins
Deseret Morning News
Published: Sept. 15, 2007 12:40 a.m. MDT

But the magazine got that wrong, according to six fathers who pedaled along it this week on a cross-country trek that will take them from Sacramento, Calif., to Washington, D.C.

The men — Alec Oughton, Mike Love, Rick St. John, Randy Monroe, Kevin Sims and Ven Davis — are calling their journey "the Loneliest Road Campaign." When they reach Denver, another dad intends to join them.

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Five Dads Cycle for Cancer
Sep 14, 2007 - 23:06:19 CDT
A former Ste. Genevieve resident is hoping to raise awareness and money that could one day cure a common childhood cancer. Randy Lea, who grew up in Ste. Genevieve and graduated from high school there in 1985, knows the agony of watching his son, Owen, cope with neuroblastoma.

“He was diagnosed four years ago and he will turn 6 in a week,” said Lea, interviewed by phone. “Enduring this, you find strength you never knew you had and you learn to be positive and take things day by day.”

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Fathers Riding Bikes for Cancer Awareness
September 14th, 2007

(KSL News) A group of fathers is riding their bikes from Sacramento to Washington, D.C., to help save their children from a cancer called neuroblastoma.

Michael Love says, "It just shatters you. I mean, she was a happy, healthy 18-month-old girl running around. She has two older brothers. You would have never known this little girl was sick."

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Fathers Ride Bikes Across U.S. For Their Sick Kids
Dan Rascon, Reporting

(KUTV) SALT LAKE CITY - A group of fathers are riding thousands of miles across the United States on bicycles, with hopes of saving the lives of children afflicted with deadly cancer.

The six men, who are from different parts of the country, decided to ride nearly 4,000 miles from Sacramento, Calif. to Washington, D.C. -- after each spent time in a New York City doctor's office, where they were told the only hope for their children's survival is an experimental cancer treatment called Neuroblastoma.

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Loneliest Road Campaign

LOveWritten by Peggy Fox
Created:9/10/2007 12:52:09 PM

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va.(WUSA)---This is a journey no parent wants to make.

Seven fathers who each have a child with Neuroblastoma, a rare, deadly cancer, are riding across country to raise money for a new treatment for the disease.

Two of the fathers are from Virginia. Mike Love of Ashburn is riding for his two-year-old daughter, Taylor. Alec Oaughten of Spotsylvania County is riding for his three-year-old daughter, Grace.

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Bellaire Dad Bikes Cross-Country To Fight Son's Cancer
WTOV Steubenville - September 7, 2007

On the outside, Codey St. John looks like every other 7-year-old. His favorite food is steak. He dreams of playing football for the Bellaire Big Reds, then the Buckeyes -- then the Steelers.

But for more than a year, Codey has been in and out of chemotherapy. He's gone through a 10-hour surgery and is taking part in a trial study all in hopes of fighting neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer.

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Lonely road to a treatment Five dads plan to ride coast to coast to fight their kids' cancer
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
By Ben Hoger

On Monday, five fathers from around the world will embark on a grueling, nonstop bike ride beginning in Sacramento, Calif., and ending in Washington, D.C.

It's not a marathon, a record attempt or even a wager among friends -- the men barely know each other -- but the bond they share is unbreakable.

The 3,800-mile trip is called the Loneliest Road Campaign. The ``Five Fathers,'' as they call themselves, will be riding in hopes of raising $3 million to fund a new treatment for the cancer neuroblastoma that could potentially save their children.

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Bike ride could prove a lifesaver
Fathers of kids with cancer take to the road to raise funds for a cure.

Lou Mumford
Tribune columnist


It started innocently enough, when White Pigeon residents Tracy and Randy Monroe noticed their then 16-month-old daughter, Marissa, had developed a black eye.

"She got it around Halloween (2006). It appeared out of nowhere,'' Tracy recalled. "We knew she didn't fall.''

Weeks later, an ultrasound confirmed Marissa had neuro-blastoma. A relatively rare cancer, it attacks the nervous systems of about 600 children a year across the United States.

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It's a lonely road for parents of kids with cancer SAVING GRACE: FAMILY HOPES THIRD FIGHT WILL BRING CURE



The first time he learned his 18-month-0ld daughter had cancer, Alec Oughton cried himself to sleep every night for two months. The second time, he cried for a day. The third, he decided to go to the top of a mountain. When it comes to fighting Grace's neuroblastoma, Alec went back to something he learned after 14 years fighting fires: Take action.

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Father Prepares for the Ride of his Life, to Save Other Lives


Aug 25, 2007 08:49 AM

When she was just nineteen months old, little Grace Oughton was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Neuroblastoma. Since then, she's undergone chemotherapy and other agressive treatments.

Now Grace's father, Alec, is doing something to help spread awareness about the rare cancer. He and five other fathers are embarking on a 3,700-mile bike ride from Sacramento to Washington, DC. They hope to raise money to research new ways of fighting Neuroblastoma -- which all of their children have.

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GraceDad Rides Bike to Save Daughter
Reporter: Whitney Holmes
August 21, 2007

The toys and dolls inside Grace Oughton's room will not be played with until the three-year-old returns home from New York. That is where the little girl is undergoing chemotherapy for her second bout of a rare pediatric cancer called Neuroblastoma.

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Neuroblastoma'He's Riding His Bike To Help Me'

VALRICO - Kevin Sims has a long road ahead.
It will carry him along an isolated stretch of Nevada highway known as The Loneliest Road, were cattle pastures and old mining towns are among the ...

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GraceVirginia Fire Fighter to Bike Cross Country to Help Daughter

August 16, 2007 – Neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer that typically affects children, is not a well-known disease, but that may be about to change. Five fathers – including Henrico County, VA Local 1568 fire fighter Alec Oughton – will be riding by bicycle from California to Washington, DC beginning September 10 to raise awareness about the cancer.

Their mission was dubbed the Loneliest Road Campaign because part of their ride is along Highway 50, nicknamed the “Loneliest Road.” In addition, the term reflects the daily challenges parents of Neoroblastoma patients face.

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news10Dad bikes for love of daughter
By: Kathryn Bursch

Valrico, Florida – For the Sims household of Valrico biking is sometimes a family affair. But recently Dad has been spending long hours biking alone. He's training for a crucial cross-country trip.

Kevin Sims, Biking across country:
“(I'm doing this) to potentially save my daughter's life and the lives of other kids who have neuroblastoma.”

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Cross-Country Bike Relay Is Intended To Break Cancer Cycle
Published: Aug 14, 2007

VALRICO - The father of a 10-year-old Valrico girl is one of five men planning a cross-country bicycle tour to raise money for a cancer treatment they hope can help their children lead long lives.

Kevin Sims will join Alec Oughton and Mike Love, both of Virginia, Randy Monroe of Michigan and Richard Brown of England on a 3,700-mile relay ride from Sacramento, Calif., to Washington that ...Click here to read full story >>




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