Spin-a-thon raises money for breast cancer research

GRANGER, Ind.-- Several people in Michiana participated in a spinning marathon to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research. Some proceeds from the spin-a-thon will be used to give women free mammograms who can't afford one.

“Providing a mammogram to someone could be lifesaving,” Lori Razzano said.

Razzano is a three year breast cancer survivor and wants those suffering from cancer to know they are not alone.

"It takes a village to get through cancer and all these people coming out to support women in our community is just huge," said Razzano.

Razzano said she has a new appreciation for life after beating cancer.

“There’s a lot of dark days with cancer. There’s a lot of loneliness and a lot of reflection about life," said Razzano.

Razzano is using her journey with cancer to make a difference in the Michiana community.

“It’s kind of a blessing in disguise because I do view life differently. And I’m living for every moment.

Just trying to make the most of everyday," said Razzano. “I’m a three year cancer survivor so it’s pretty big and I’m turning fifty so I decided to make this my birthday party.”

The Athletic Director at Knollwood Country Club said instead of gifts Razzano asked that her friends and family donate to the spin-a-thon this year.

Razzano participated in the spin-a-thon for over 15 hours Saturday.

“It’s more an emotion of joy and celebration that I’ve come through that journey and hopefully I can help other women come through the journey because you can’t do it alone," said Razzano.

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