SCreamer's Ride 2017!!!!
Let's Change the Story!!
This will be the nienth year I am participating in The Ride to Conquer Cancer and Team FINN wants to CHANGE THE STORY to so many battles with Cancer! In the first 8 years we have raised over $77.1 MILLION for cancer research. In year 1 I was seeing all of these Pink Jersey's with Team Finn on them. I heard Finn's dad speak at camp on day one and was truly moved by his story so I joined Team Finn in year 2 and have been accepted as part of the Team FINN Family as that is what they truly are. Please visit the Team page and read more about Finn!! Team FINN is now approaching $3 Million raised and we will not stop. With your help my total and the total amount raised is sure to grow. Anything you can donate does make a difference. Feeling like you want to do more? Why not join me on the ride. Right now there is a great offer where if you are one of the first 100 to register through a referal link (copy and paste) http://va17.conquercancer.ca/site/TRR?pg=tfind&fr_id=1593&fr_tm_opt=none&s_subsrc=1789115 you save $50 and I get $50 in donations so your $25 doubles immediately to my goal. It is a truly amazing event and if I can do it so can you. Email any questions to me at email@example.com
Everyone is in one way or another touched by cancer. When I saw this pamphlet I knew it was something I had to do. Every chance I have to raise money and support for cancer research I do it. See because of peoples previous donations that have lead to the amazing medicines and cures for so many people. My younger sister is one of those lucky survivors. I have had the pleasure of being able to do the ride with my sister in 2010 and that will be something that can never be taken away from us. In 2012 my wife rode with me and Team FINN, 2013 I was joined by my dad and it was a great fathers day weekend spent with him. As you can see I have had amazing support from my family! I am so excited for this and again it will be an amazing event!! I have set a very lofty goal of $15,000 as I would like a Polka Dot jersey and get into an Ambassador level of fundraising. So if you have any ideas on how to help me raise more money please let me know!!
My sister was 11 when she was diagnosed with Acute Mylogenous (sp) Leukemia, I was 13. Her battle was not an easy one although can there truly be an easy battle with Cancer. Through this time I saw more strength coming from this fragile little girl then I have ever seen from anyone else in my life to this point. She is truly the strongest person I know. I can remember when she lost all of her hair being a girl and at that age it must have been a hard thing to have happen but I think I was the one that didn't know how to deal with it. I can remember when she was finally home with us and we were out grocery shopping and we saw one of my classmates I didn't know what to do so like a stupid kid I blurted out "See I told you my sister was Bald." I don't remember my sisters reaction as I only remember at that instant I was the most ashamed of myself I have ever been. She was the one that had to deal with it and was do so very well. My parents offered to get her wigs but she declined, this is who she was and that is just the way it was. Yet her older brother is the one that didn't know how to handle it. It was right then that I told myself that at any chance I was given to help this cause that I had to do it. Big words for a then 14 year old boy. That was 29 years ago now and I am glad to say my sister has been Cancer free for 29 years and now the very proud mother of 2 amazing boys. just like everyone else though not all of the battles ended in a good way. I have lost a grandfather, grandmother, aunt and uncle all to Cancer. I ride for them also and when the ride gets to the hilly tough parts and believe me it does I just think of how strong they were in their fight. Also I Ride for a little boy I never met but the stories and legacy of his courage live on and I feel honoured to ride for little Finn.
To this day all of my workplace charitable contributions go to the cancer society, I participate in the Light the Night walk for Leukemia and Lymphoma each year. My current Road bike was ridden in the 2007 Cops for Cancer Tour. When I saw this ride it wasn't only something I had to do but wanted to do. If my fundraising and riding for 2 days can help in the smallest way it is worth it.
There are so many reasons to do this and I can't think of one not to but aside from my family that has gone through battling cancer my kids and my sisters kids and cousins kids and all kids would be worth riding around the world if it would help them not see a sibling, parent, aunt, uncle or grand parent battle Cancer. Wow eight faces in my household I know the odds and with this many people in the family I truly want to find a cure to rid us of this disease.
I feel my goal is a big commitment and with your help will far exceed this number. I know we are constantly approached at work, at home for donations to causes. This cause is very close to me and that is why I am putting myself on my bike for this ride. I promise to do the work all I need is any donation you can manage.
Thank you in advance for your help.
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