In 2009 one of our best friends and college fraternity brothers participated in this event due to his love for skating and helping the community. He organized a group and continued participating until he moved away after graduation. He was diagnosed with cancer shortly after. As he battled with cancer he frequently spoke about how important this event was to him and eventually made the drive down from Northern California to participate for the last time in 2015. I rode a bike, much to his chagrin, but he skated. We showed up late but were able to meet the team on the way and he was ecstatic. this year we are reviving his team and continuing to do what he loved the most - skating and helping people.