Cycling saved life of Dolphins Cancer Challenge rider

Cancer survivor George Fetko

The Dolphins Cancer Challenge charity bike race has raised more than 22.5 million dollars for cancer research since it started in 2010.

For one participant - cycling saved his life, and now he's using it to save others.

Deerfield Beach resident George Fetko is now using his passion for cycling to raise money to fight a disease that could have killed him if he hadn't have been riding his bike.

George was diagnosed with sarcoma, a rare case of cancer, after he felt fatigue in one of his legs while he was riding. He ensured months of chemotherapy and radiation, but again used an athlete's mindset to get through - the same state of mind he'll have when he rides in his 4th DCC from Boca Raton to Miami.

He credits Dr. Breelyn Wilki and the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami for saving his life, and knows first hand what comes of the money raised though the DCC.

The DCC is Saturday February 10th, with the only Palm Beach County launch point in Boca Raton at FAU.