Breast Cancer Survivor Finds Community in Charity and Cycling
Cycling. Charity. Cancer. Three C’s that breast cancer survivor, Nancy Cangany has found community in. Nancy has been cycling for a number of years, both for leisure and for charity events, such as the LIVESTRONG Foundation. When 24 Foundation came to Indianapolis in 2012, she knew she had to be a part of it. In 2009, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and following her treatment she wanted to get back into cycling.
“The 2012 Indy Booty was the first time for me to ride 100 miles since being diagnosed with cancer,” Nancy said. “It felt like quite an accomplishment.”
The event, taking place only a few miles from her house, was a great way for Nancy to get back into cycling, as well as supporting a cause so personal to her.
2015 marked Nancy’s third year riding in 24 Foundation and although she was somewhat limited by lymphedema she’s been battling, she pushed herself to put in miles on the Booty Loop riding in style as a pirate.
“I’m sure there will be more fun costumes to come, as well,” Nancy said, referring to the pirate booty gear.