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When I started riding for Pelotonia six years ago, I did it because a bunch of people I respected were doing it and I was just getting back into cycling after a long hiatus. I knew it was a good cause and was glad to be associated with their work.
Then, a few years ago, a number of friends and acquaintances, mostly people my age, had been diagnosed with cancer. It put this work by Pelotonia – and my support of it – in a new light.
Two and a half years ago, my dad was diagnosed with cancer. It was mesothelioma, lung cancer, from exposure to asbestos. He began treatment that year at the James Cancer Care Canter, where he received unparalleled support and care, including some innovative medicine made possible by Pelotonia funding. That year, he and I rode a hundred miles in the Pelotonia ride. His cancer and the care he received had brought the work of Pelotonia home to me in a huge way.
Last year, my dad, my brother Matt, and I rode in Pelotonia together. This had been a dream for my dad, for the three of us to ride together. The ride was long, hot, and hard, but we did it. We’re glad we got the chance: in November, after twenty seven months, my dad ended his fight with cancer.
My brother and I are determined to ride again this year.
Of course, it’s not just about my dad: it’s about the millions across the world who die of cancer each year. And it’s about the mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, daughters and sons who are left behind. It’s about working towards Pelotonia’s ONE GOAL -> END CANCER.
In eleven years, we’ve raised over $184 million. Every penny of that money – all of it – has been used to fund innovative life-saving cancer research.
Last year was the biggest one-year total yet, $27 million.
This year, we’re going to beat that record. Will you help me? Would you support my ride so that together we can work towards that ONE GOAL, a world without cancer?
|08/01/2019||The Krabacher Family||$25.00|
|07/31/2019||Les and Deb Wibberley||$25.00|
|07/29/2019||Jim and Betsey Miner||$20.00|
|07/29/2019||Cheryl and Chuck Peterson||$50.00|
|07/27/2019||Bonnie and Bruce Parsons||$50.00|
|05/31/2019||Lexi and Tim Wurpts||$100.00|