John McGrath

My Event: The Century
My Team: Beaumont's Cancer Crushers
My ID: 18053
Lifetime Raise: $63809.4500

$0 Raised
$1,250 Commitment

Why I Participate:

Usually, when I tell doctors that I had Burkitt's Lymphoma when I was 20, they say, No you didn't. Yes, I did. No you didn't. Yes - I did. If you had Burkitt's, you'd be dead.

I am a cancer survivor and I have had the great privilege of living a healthy life since that event. I am lucky, in part because I didn't actually suffer as much as most who fight cancer, then or since, as a consequence of treatment. I was treated surgically and didn't have chemo or radiation. It is important to recognize the breakthroughs being made in treatments as much as in the search for the cure. So much pain and suffering can and is being relieved as a result of the work being done by the great institutions benefiting from this event. The relief comes as a result of better treatments and also in the form of greater hope.

I've known many friends and family, including my father, an aunt, a special friend Sissy and yet another friend, Bruce, who have had to hear the words You have cancer. Please help support the efforts to relieve the suffering and find the cure. Let's help more people be really lucky ones and never have to hear those words spoken.

Last year, I was utterly 'blown away' by the generous support from all of you and am inspired to ride again, hoping to meet or exceed last year's raise. I will ride 150 miles and raise $25,000 for cancer research in the hope of realizing our goal: a world without cancer.

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.

Follow the link below to find my rider profile and secure way to make a donation. Any amount is appreciated. I would like to see 10 of my friends contribute $1,000 or more and 10 to contribute $500 or more. I know I'm asking a lot, but I also know some of you will do it, because you are awesome and the need is great.

Since I am a bit late to the fund raising part, please don't leave this page before donating! Do it now, please. Your support will give me great motivation!

My sincerest thanks,

John R. McGrath, Jr.

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Important Padres Pedal Dates:

Saturday, Sept 1, 2018

Deadline to Commit to Incentive Levels to receive custom apparel by Nov. 17

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018

Event Day

Saturday, Dec 1, 2018

Fundraising Deadline

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