When friends asked me to ride in Pelotonia last year, I thought it would be a challenge to complete a century ride. Two minutes into the Friday night presentations I realized that my participation had nothing to do with my challenge. I saw hundreds of volunteers happy to give their time so that we would have a successful ride. After hearing people cheering us on, ringing bells, thanking us, and showing every form of support and encouragement for 100 miles, this became the most meaningful thing I have ever done. I will forever remember a gray bearded man sitting in the open trunk of his car holding a sign, "thank you for saving my wife." I was so moved I almost crashed because I had so many tears in my eyes. I am riding again this year, and your support is humbly appreciated. I promise you, the money you pledge will make a difference in the fight to end cancer.