From 1993 to 2000, my family lost both of our parents and my brother-in-law Brian to cancer. Six years ago, my sister Jean was diagnosed Chronic Lymphoma Leukemia, and her battle continues today. I have learned along the way that cancer research matters. In my sister’s case, effective treatments that weren’t available at the beginning of her diagnosis have come to market, and yet, in the case of pancreatic cancer that took my mom’s life, very little progress has been made in the past 27 years. So, let’s raise some money in honor of those we have lost, those who continue to fight, and in the hope that future generations will have more tools and treatments for this permanent pandemic that is cancer.
Why Cycling—Why a Century
I lost half to a third of my right leg to a childhood illness, but because you pedal a bike with your lungs and heart and not just your legs, bikes are magic to me. They have allowed me to be athlete (albeit a slower and middle-aged one now) where other activities were impossible to consider. I have ridden more or less 85,000 miles in the last 20 years. It’s time to add another 100 for a good cause and close out the summer with a bang. Thank you for whatever you can give.