A group of five business executives from Columbus, Ohio, are expected to pass through the Quad-Cities on Thursday, Oct. 19, in their Minneapolis-to-New Orleans bike ride to raise money to detect and treat cervical cancer in underdeveloped countries.

Jim Frey, 70, Dick Bartz, 65, Mike Jerome, 60, Mark Donati, 55, and Geoff Clark, 50, call themselves the "Five x Five." They hope to raise $200,000 for the Women’s Global Cancer Alliance, a Louisville, Kentucky-based nonprofit.

 Each team member has been affected in some way by cancer through friends and relatives which is their inspiration to make an impact.

Donations to their cause can be made by going to www.fb.com/fivexfives.

--Times staff

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