Friday, August 14, 2009

Toms River man will ride 100 miles to fight cancer

Asbury Park Press Article: Toms River man will ride 100 miles to fight cancer

TOMS RIVER — Jeff Mangold's reason for riding in the 100-mile Livestrong bike challenge in Philadelphia is simple.

"Everyone knows someone who has battled cancer. The disease has touched everyone in some way," said the 46-year-old surfing and cycling enthusiast, who is a guidance counselor at Central Regional High School in Berkeley.

Mangold, in fact, has been touched more than once by the loss of a someone close from cancer.

His neighbor of eight years and friend, Jim Hyland, died from skin cancer at age 42 in August 2008, and his mother-in-law, Delores Lipay, of Manchester, died from cancer at age 65 in November.

But Mangold also is participating in remembrance of Central Regional faculty members who succumbed to the disease, including Trish Harsche, Jill Applegate, Judy Lametta and Maureen Kerr.

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