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David Schwarz, of Winnetka, rode his bike from Chicago to New York to fundraise for cancer research. Photo Submitted
Samantha Crane, Editorial Intern
12:24 am CDT July 13, 2019

From Buckingham Fountain to New York City’s Freedom Towers, David Schwarz has seen it all.

Schwarz, a Winnetka resident and former deputy police chief for Highland Park, rode his bike 1,256 miles in just 31 days to raise money for cancer research as a way to “pay back the good treatment and service and everything I got from the doctors and hospital.”

It all started when Schwarz saw a fellow sergeant on the police force lose his battle with melanoma shortly after retiring.