Lori and I are riding next weekend in The Ride to Conquer Cancer.
I’ve been thinking a lot of the people I ride for:
- My Dad – still cancer free after a diagnosis 20 years ago – I pray he will stay that way.
- Young moms like Anita Wright, taken too soon.
- Connie Hubley – still fighting hard, still smiling when she comes and visits me here at the College. She misses us, and we miss her.
- My cousin, Bradley, who never got to be a teenager, but was so excited to have held my baby boy who is now a teenager himself.
- Danny – a boy I grew up with that had Leukemia who fought long enough to marry his true love; and passed away quietly in her arms.
- My daughter’s little friend’s young mom who is still fighting breast cancer after being diagnosed only months after her 3rd child was born.
- Friends here at the College, fighting every day. The pain in my legs when I ride is nothing compared to theirs.
- My mother and grandmother – may they never have to go through what so many other mothers and grandmothers do.
- My children so that one day they will live in a cancer-free world.
- Too many others to list, I think of them all. There are far too many. The statistic I heard the other day, “1 in 2 people will hear the words: You have cancer” That has to change. And I intend to help make that change.
We are still gathering donations to take with us. You can click the link above and donate or let me know and I will take your donation or put it in online for you.
We have ribbons that we would like to offer each donor so that you can put a name on and we will wear them and carry them with us on our 200 KM ride next weekend.
We will ride for them and for you too.