Kristina Short

My Event: Coronado Classic
My Team: SBP - Sanford Burnham Prebys
My ID: 15471
Lifetime Raise: $19,470

$100 Raised in 2019
$2,500 Commitment

Why I Participate:

I am proud to join Pedal the Cause in the fight against cancer. This year, I ride in honor of our dear friend Cowboy Steve Morris who was recently diagnosed with stage four Prostate Cancer. Steve is a force of of the most positive, uplifting people I have ever met who has a magnetic personality that can make the worst moments in life better, even as he faces advanced stage cancer. Steve is an avid cyclist and has been able to get back to some bike riding recently after having a positive reaction to hormone and chemotherapy treatments. He has a tough journey ahead and I will be thinking of him with each pedal I make on my ride this year.

Four years ago I was feeling stronger than ever... surfing and dancing as much as possible with the love of my life, my husband James. My carefree summer came to an end when a routine mammogram resulted in a frightening breast cancer diagnosis. After a biopsy and MRI I learned I might have stage three breast cancer and had a mastectomy. After the surgery I was relieved to learn the cancer was stage one but when I couldn't lift my arm higher than my chest, I wondered if I would ever be able to surf or dance again. I worked with the dedicated physical therapists at UCSD and am happy to say I am enjoying paddling out on my long board and hitting the dance floor again.

When I was first diagnosed, the first thought I had was how unfair it was to my husband James who lost his mother to breast cancer when he was only 13 to have to face this again. I ride for the women who have come before me, like James' mother Sandra and my grandmother Margaret who both lost the battle with breast cancer and died in the prime of their lives, leaving young children and loving husbands behind. And I ride for future generations of women and men whom I hope will have better treatment options and maybe someday a cure for this dreaded disease.

It takes world-class research to create a world without cancer. PEDAL is committed to realizing that vision. Please help me in this journey by making a donation, and give with confidence knowing that all proceeds go directly to accelerating cancer research at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego.

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Important Padres Pedal Dates:

Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019

Deadline to Commit to Incentive Levels to receive custom apparel by Nov. 16

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019

Event Day

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019

Fundraising Deadline

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