In January of 2015, Terry Bennet and Ed Lee started training for the Huntsman 140, a fundraising road cycling event. They trained indoors while it was cold until May, when they were able to ride outdoors. They trained a total of six months. Besides their personal training, every day during lunch break they would ride, then once a week go on longer rides, which were 45 miles.
The Huntsman Cancer Foundation’s purpose is to fund the mission of Huntsman Cancer Institute, to understand cancer, improve treatments, relieve patients and provide education about risk, prevention and care for cancer. In order to ride in the Huntsman 140, money has to be raised. Bennet’s personal goal was $4,000. She passed that and earned a total of $5,048, making her the #8 top fundraiser.
The Huntsman 140 took place on June 20. About 250 of the 800 riders, along with Bennet and Lee, started in Delta and rode to the Huntsman Cancer Center. Others rode the Huntsman 140 Out-And-Back, 75-miles, 50 miles, 25 miles or the 1 mile victory lap.
From start to finish, it took Bennet and Lee a total of 11.5 hours.