On August 8th I will ride in Pelotonia, a bike tour that raises millions of dollars each year for cancer research, with ONE GOAL: TO END CANCER. My personal fundraising target is $2,500. This will be my 7th year as a rider and although this year looks a little different the end goal is still the same: END CANCER! I ride for several reasons but here are my top 2. First, it's not only my 7th year riding but 7 years since my dad got diagnosed with colon cancer. Because of this I'm very passionate about early detection & cancer research. I'm also riding in memory of a close family friend (Bob) who passed away battling this disease 2 years ago and was taken too soon. Bob & his family have supported my ride every year so it's an honor to ride in his memory. If riding, running, jumping in a freezing pool & whatever other challenges I get myself into this summer, get us one step closer to finding a cure then sign me up to ride not only for me, but for all of you and your loved ones as well!