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Last modified: September 10, 2012, 6:02 PM
The mission of the Long Island Bike Challenge (LIBC) charity bike ride is to raise money to defeat skin cancer, melanoma and other serious
forms of skin disease and hopefully improve the lives of skin cancer/disease patients and their families.
Why The Long Island Bike Challenge?Today, over 100 million Americans — 1/3 of the nation's population — suffer from skin cancers, diseases and disorders that too often
result in pain, disfigurement, disability and loss of life. Skin ailments affect people of all ages, races and economic backgrounds, and
annually cost the United States alone $39 billion.
The Feinstein Institute for Medical ResearchMonies raised by riders participating in the Long Island Bike Challenge are donated to the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and the more than 1,000 physicians and researchers from the North Shore-LIJ Health System. It is the hope and aspiration of the LIBC to provide
the necessary resources to discover cures for all skin cancers and related skin diseases.