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Cyclist ride to benefit cancer research

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - The fourth annual "Pedal the Cause" took off Sunday morning from Soldiers' Memorial downtown.

The cyclists are raising money for cancer research at the Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children`s Hospital, helping to advance efforts to cure cancer.

In the first three years, the event has donated more than four million dollars to cancer research.