8:43 PM EDT, August 31, 2011
A bicyclist from Florida is riding across America to raise awareness of bone marrow donation.
And he stopped in Lexington on Saturday during a community festival.
Henry Osti started his journey in San Francisco and will end in Yorktown, Virginia.
This was his 59th day on the road.
It's been a dream of his to bike across the U-S, but this is also to help people fighting leukemia.
Osti says there are misconceptions about being a bone marrow donor - that you have to go through a painful procedure.
“Now 80 percent of the time they can extract the bone marrow from your blood. So, it's as simple as giving blood to save a life and there are thousands of people every year that die from this that don't have to die,” said Henry Osti, a bicyclist.
He says so far on his trip, 300 people have been added to the bone marrow registry.
The ride is also in memory of Osti's parents - who both died of cancer five years ago.
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