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Josh Walker

Columbus to Gambier
$652.73
$5,000.00
My Fundraising Progress:
$0 My Goal: $5,000.00

On May 3rd of 2018, my friend Len was diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Cancer. After a few tests it was determined that he only had weeks, maybe month(s) remaining. Early in the morning on May 22nd he was gone. 

 

Over the past several years, both my Aunt Nancy and Uncle Greg have successfully battled various forms of Cancer.

 

Family members, the husband of a friend, co-workers, peers, fellow church members...most of us know someone who has fought and beat this terrible disease.  Unfortunately, far too many of us knew someone who didn't. We must stop this disease before it's too late.

 

That is why I ride. We need to improve screenings and early detection so that treatments can be implemented early enough to make a difference. With early detection, a woman might still have her husband, sons might still have their father, sisters would still have their brother, parents might still have their son and I might still have my friend. Len was 48 years old. 

 

“I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up DOES rejoice. But still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone. I guess I just miss my friend.”

 

- Red (Shawshank Redemption)

 

 

One Goal! End Cancer!

 

Founded in 2008, Pelotonia is a grassroots movement with One Goal End Cancer. Focused on a community of passionate fundraisers and centered around a three-day experience of cycling, entertainment, and volunteerism, Pelotonia has raised over $130 million for cancer research. Last year, 7,749 Riders from 40 states and 9 countries participated along with 2,616 Virtual Riders and 2,794 Volunteers. Please join me in supporting this cause, where 100% of your donation will go directly towards life-saving cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

My Pelotonia 2021 Donors

Date Donor Name Amount