September 26, 2008 3:56 PM

Father loses a child to cancer, but finds a cause

Virginia firefighter Alec Oughton lost his child and gained a cause, which is no deal at all. Neuroblastoma had gripped his daughter, Grace. She was 3, and he was desperate. So one year ago Saturday, Oughton and six other fathers finished a Sacramento-to-East Coast bicycle ride intended to help fight the rare cancer that affects young children. The 3,700-mile ride proved successful.

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