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Cycling For Breast Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, about one in eight women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. There are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. Saturday along with their supporters, those survivors took to the city streets and even highways to raise money for life saving research.

More than 400 people arrived this morning at the Sanford Cancer Center, ready to bike for breast cancer. While some just wanted a healthy way to give back, others were decked in pink to show their support for a special someone.

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Ark. girl battles brain-eating parasite

A 12-year-old girl in Arkansas is in critical condition after being infected by a rare but deadly brain-eating parasite, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Kali Hardig was admitted to Arkansas Children’s Hospital about eight days ago, according to a hospital spokesperson.

Her infection was caused by a microscopic amoeba called Naegleria fowleri, which enters the body through the nose and travels to the brain. It’s usually found in people who have been swimming in warm freshwater. You cannot be infected with the organism by drinking contaminated water, the CDC says.

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