Alaska Glacier Seafoods president Mike Erickson fought cancer six years ago. In 2015, he turned his work commute into a way to help other Southeast Alaskans doing the same.
From February to November, he biked the 12 miles to work and, with the help of 29 contributors, mostly fishermen, he raised $7,777.94 for Juneau’s Cancer Connection. He biked a total of 1,532.6 miles.
“When I first got out of treatment, I don’t think I could have rode 100 miles,” he said.
He went to Seattle for treatment, and the people he saw made an impression on him.