SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

The Amgen Tour of California is crossing the finish line in Santa Barbara today with the world's top bicycle racers, but it will be walker that will be there first.

Founded in 2005 by Amgen, Breakaway from Cancer is a national initiative to increase awareness of important resources available to people affected by cancer – from prevention through survivorship.  The Breakaway mile takes place about 2:45 p.m.

It is a special walk of 150 community members impacted by cancer.  Prior to the professional finish of the race, the Breakaway Mile crosses the finish line to honor the millions of cancer survivors worldwide and celebrates scientific innovations.

Santa Barbara resident and cancer survivor Jack Bianchi will be honored and celebrated as the Breakaway from Cancer® Champion during the Sacramento Breakaway Mile. 

Bianchi will also present the Breakaway from Cancer Most Courageous Rider Jersey.