Riding for my Dad... Because I Can !!
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What started out as some chit chat over coffee three years, turned into a personal challenge for myself and a reason to get up off that couch and move! With the help of some amazing people and great new friends, I was able to train like crazy and complete this epic ride two years in a row!
To be honest, at the start of it all, training in the ice, snow, and constant rain, I really had second thoughts about whether I would be able to complete the challenge. What really drove it home for me was that fact that I was really still pissed off that cancer took my dad way too soon, and I really didn't have an answer or any idea of what I, as one person could do to affect anything.
Boy was I wrong, over the course of the training and completion of the ride, I found out that collectively (myself and 2100 of my new "two-wheeled" friends), had rasied over $9.1 Million dollars, that was all going to stay and be used for research here in BC! Amazing... and that coupled with a trip to the cancer research labs, really "sealed the deal" for me.... and with much excitement and anticipation, Team Nova was formed in 2015.
Partially due to the fact that my company is Nova Beauty, and my dad Barry, co-founder, was taken by this crazy, unpredictable disease, and that we didn't really feel the team feeling or island connection we needed to, our own team creation was a natural progression.
I am so proud now to be a part of this Team, its' family connection to me, and the great group of people that we have signed up to do the ride this August! Our team in this 3rd years is now stronger than ever, with 18 riders and 7 support crew, a remarkable achievement due to the support from all my family and friends!
So, that's my story, and I'm sticking to it....with that of course, it all comes down to the mighty dollar, and for that reason, I'm asking you, if you can, please donate to my ride, anything you can, and help me reach my goal this year, to ride the ride of my life again!!
Thanks to all who helped out last year, and if you feel you can again, I will happily accept on your behalf...
Let's Slay this Nasty Beast, so that you and I, and our family and friends don't have to suffer anymore!
All I can say.... Thanks a Million!
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