Photos: ‘Biking for Angels’ Spin-a-Thon

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AKRON — Dozens started their Sunday morning off with a little sweat for a great cause.

Sunday morning was the 2nd annual “Biking for Angels” Spin-a-thon, which raises money for Love an Angel Foundation. The foundation supports individuals and families affected by Angelman Syndrome, which is a rare neuro-genetic disorder that can cause severe intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Many put the pedal to the metal, including FOX 8’s own Tracy McCool.

Organizers said it was great to see so many participants, including those who went beyond their comfort zone.

“It’s truly a blessing. To see people that are willing to come out, people that don’t necessarily spin on bikes and are just willing to get out here and put a pedal to the metal, so to speak, and ride for a good cause,” said Matthew Weber.

In 2004, the Love an Angel Foundation purchased 20 acres of land for the “Halo Farm Complex,” which will serve as a recreational and residential facility for those with Angelman Syndrome. Phase I is complete and donations from Sunday’s event will go to Phase II of the project.

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