Town recognizes woman who went on 4,000-mile long bike ride

EVANS, N.Y. (WIVB) – Heather Willard went on a 4,000-mile, summer-long bike ride to help raise money in the fight against cancer.

On Tuesday, her hometown of Evans recognized her efforts, which raised $4,500 for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. The proclamation from the town comes on her 21st birthday.

“Cancer is just such a huge, huge disease, and I think that it just needs more awareness in that more people need to know about it, and there’s a lot of differences that can be made if the awareness is there and people know and that’s what I was trying to do this summer,” Willard said.

She graduated from Lakeshore High School three-years ago. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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