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Cycle For Hope Raises Major Dollars for Camp Good Days

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You can hear the bass buzzing at the door. Instructor Jan Leichtner always sets an energetic pace for her spin classes.

"You don't have to have any sports special abilities, you can just go at your own pace," said Leichtner.

Saturday her students are using a different inspiration to pace themselves.

"I spin three times a week anyway but they do this every year and I always try to support it," said Jacqui Wensich.

Wensich is feeling the burn for Camp Good Days and the Golisano Children's Hospital annual's Cycle for Hope fundraiser.

"It tugs at the heart strings for people because the children from Camp Good Days have been at Golisano Children's Hospital and it's great that the children's hospital then will be able to have these kids go to Camp Good Days," said Sue Powers.

Powers is the Chair of Cycle for Hope says fundraisers like this is what the cancer supporting camp needs to continue its mission.

"With all of the cutbacks with other funding that has been there the past they are looking for this funding to help sustain the organization," said Powers.

So for $20/an hour per cyclist, $30,000 plus is expected to be raised in 10 fitness locations throughout Rochester.

For Leichtner, a cervical cancer survivor, this goal is personal.

"The Cycle For Hope you know to bring joy to the children really means so much to me," said Leichtner.

And for 10 years the event has meant even more to the families it continues help.

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