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Cyclist’s cross-country ride raises money for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A 19-year-old student from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is riding his bike from North Carolina to Los Angeles to raise money and awareness for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. 

Emmaus Holder made stops in Indiana on Thursday as part of his ride. Holder is riding roughly 4,000 miles, with a goal of accomplishing 100 miles per day. 

At each stop, Holder is interviewing families who have loved ones with the disease. When he finishes his journey, he will turn his interviews into a research project. 

On Friday, he will spend some time in Indianapolis to get his bike repaired before continuing on to Iowa. 

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He hopes all the support he’s gained along the way will turn into action against the disease.

“It’s likely that almost everyone in the country is somehow touched by it in a way, it’s a big deal. The fact that there’s not awareness for it, there’s not knowledge of it, there’s just not care for it, is something that needs to change,” said Holder.