Welcome to My Personal Page for the RTCC
This year is a very special year as my eldest daughter, Rhiannon, will be joining me in the ride! This is her first RTCC and it will be a special and emotional ride. My only real fear is that she will leave me in her dust! Her enthusiasm and athleticism will be a big lift in helping push me!
My brother Dave is also joining us, traveling from Virginia to participate! We are all riding to support those family members closest to us who have been afflicted with cancer, and especially my Dad, Bob Ford, who was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in 1995 and passed away five years ago. His passing has left a huge hole in the lives of Mom, my three brothers and our extended families. This five year anniversary of Dad’s passing was the primary motivation for me, Rhiannon and Dave to ride together this year.
We've made incredible strides in understanding the genetics and environmental factors that can trigger cancer, and in improving detection and treatment. However, we've got a lot of work left to do. We are fortunate to have the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre here in the GTHA. It is on the forefront of research into cancer and its treatment.
This email is to ask for your financial support for my 200 km ride June 9-10. I know there are a myriad of good causes and that you have to choose between the many requests you receive for support. Any donation, regardless of its size, is most appreciated and is a tribute to those we all know who have struggled against cancer.
Thanks in advance for considering my request to support my 2017 RTCC!
My Participant ID: 621901-3
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