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Several Florida universities and research institutes have received millions of dollars in grants to help fight the Zika virus—the mosquito borne disease that can cause severe birth defects.

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After riding more than 300 miles from Tampa to Tallahassee a group of cyclists has made it to their destination. They’re hoping their 10-speed trek will encourage lawmakers to shift cancer funding into first gear.

The riders are working with the Moffitt Cancer Center to raise awareness about cancer research.  And rider and cancer survivor Richard Spayde said he knew they’d done just that when the group stopped for lunch in Gainesville. There, a 10 year-old-girl who has cancer, and her father approached the group to thank them.