RIDE 2017 YEAR 6
Support My Ride to Conquer Cancer®
This will be my sixth year doing The Ride to Conquer Cancer. I never imagined that 6 years later I would be so involved with this event year in and year out!
The event itself is absolutely amazing. I have had the privilege each year to share the experience with people. What started as a goal for 1 co-worker and myself blossomed to a team that has been as large as 12. Over the years, some people have come and gone and some will return next year, but regardless of who commits each year, it always becomes an absolutely memorable and amazing event that connects you closely with the team!
Each year I’ve done the challenge route which has way less riders, is a longer distance and more climbing. The ride is grueling but the satisfaction and acheivement at the end is amazing. I have had the most amazing experiences in my 5 years riding and have shared tears and laughter and pain and acheivment with others that will stay with me always.
The hardest part of the whole journey is the fundraising that takes us to the ride. I personally have to raise $2500. I have extreme gratitude for all those who support me and this cause. Your willingness to show your support in any form is greatly appreciated.
I really don't think we will ever conquer cancer. What I saw though as I watched my step-mom get diagnosed with non-smokers lung cancer, 3 days after my first ride (2012) and subsequently go through a series of treatments is that the advances we are making can buy us a more time and quality life. I lost her in June of 2015. She was always a huge support for my ride and in her memory I will always ride. I experienced her journey wtih cancer from the start until the end. My appreciation is so much greater for the experience.
Through talking to many people who have dealt or are dealing with cancer and studying into the research that the BC CANCER FOUNDATION makes, I am confident that worthwhile advances are being made in our understanding and treatment.
In the meantime, I will feel good knowing I am trying to make a difference for people.
Thank you immensely for supporting such a good cause. I promise you, the money is making a difference for good!!
I have personally raised over $14,500 in the past 5 years. Help me reach my goal for August 2017!!
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