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Cancer awareness group takes practice ride through West TN

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WEST JACKSON -- A cycling event promoting cancer awareness took a practice spin through West Tennessee on Friday.

The Wings Cancer Foundation took a 75-mile ride from Memphis to the Woman's Clinic in Jackson. Bikers say they're practicing for the 4th annual charity ride to Rosemary Beach, Florida.

Wings is a program that teaches cancer survivors how to be healthy.

"God gave us the ability and we're trying to train and get ready for this epic ride so that we can make a difference in cancer," Jon Ewing said, Executive Administrator of the Woman's Clinic.

The ride to Florida is Oct. 4. The cyclists will leave from the West Clinic in Memphis and it'll take about five days and 525 miles to get there.