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Macon to paddle for the cure on Lake Tobesofkee
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The Macon version of Stand Up For the Cure starts tomorrow at 3 p.m. at Lake Tobesofkee.

It's $35 to sign up at stand-up-for-the-cure.org.

You can meet in the Fish n' Pig parking lot on Moseley Dixon Road.

Dana Bittenbender, who started the even last year, says you can register with the Macon paddleboard team called the Pink Paddle Paloozas.

Being in the water is Bittenbender's time to get away.

Then, it became a way to combat cancer.

"I've had several friends, parents of friends that have passed away recently and in the last few years, many diagnoses of all forms of cancer," she said.

So, Bittenbender brought the boards, paddles and canoes out for Macon to Stand Up For the Cure.

All money raised goes to Susan G. Komen and funds breast cancer research and awareness efforts.

"We were the satellite city, Macon, Georgia, last year. Boston's involved, Chicago's involved, we're all trying to be on the water at the same time to break a world record," she said.

But the only competition is cancer.

"It's not a race. It's just a chance for us all to be on the water together," she said.

She's trying to make a splash.

"Everybody needs to come out and help find a cure for cancer."

It's her own way of telling cancer it won't win.


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