I'm riding again this year for the same reasons I rode before - for my sister, cousin, & family that have had this horrible disease and most recently my dear friend, Mike Cortez, who is fighting it now! Each year has been such an amazing experience that I cannot imagine not being a part of it every year! Hospitals like the James and Universities that do research like OSU need funding to find ways to treat & cure this horrible disease. I sat at the James for over 8 hours the day my sister had her surgery - I saw too many people there doing just what our family was doing - nervously waiting & praying for good news. This is my way of saying: "Let's kick "C" s butt!