Fraternity brothers pedal 3500 in 40 days
FARGO - Three fraternity brothers are journeying 3,500 miles in 40 days. The trip is all by bicycle and all for a powerful cause deemed "Cycle for Charvat."
The University of Washington students made their way to Fargo Thursday.
Nigel Hall, Josh Bean and Matt Gaylor left the West Coast on June 20th and plan to pedal to Boston by the end of this month.
The bikers are raising money for young adults fighting cancer. Pledges and donations go to the Kyle Charvat Foundation, a charity named for a former fraternity brother.
Each of the students has a close relative who has battled cancer.
Nigel Hall watched his grandmother fight the disease. "Just to see someone so vibrant kind of turn into almost a shell of person was really hard to watch." he says. "And I can't imagine a family see their child go through that."
The Cycle for Charvat journey aims to raise $20,000. If you'd like to contribute or follow along the journey, you can go here.