Five years ago I finished cancer treatments for Sarcoma. 6 rounds of chemotherapy, 28 radiation treatments, and surgery to remove a tumor the size of a cucumber from my calf. The American Cancer Society's 5 year survival rate for my diagnosis was\is 56%, which is better then Vegas odds, but not real comforting to an active 48 year old father of two.
It was questionable whether or not I'd be able to walk or cycle again. But I've beaten the odds and have a goal of riding 5000 miles on my bike in 2018 to raise money to help fund research to find better treatments and increase those odds for a future generation.
100% of the proceeds will go directly to Andy's Challenge, a 501(c)(3) organization that my friends and I organized in 2014. The mission of Andy's Challenge is to fund cancer research and to mentor and empower young cancer heroes to become future leaders. The foundation sponsors an annual Clay shoot in November http://www.claysforacure.com
I'm halfway through the year and still have some miles to go. It is challenging and sometimes hard to get motivated to get out the door and ride, but nothing like cancer treatments, so I will persevere.
Want to help? Please donate today! Check out the Andy's Challenge 5th Annual Clays for a Cure event in November and let's make a difference together by being a part of something big!