Why I Participate:
Simone was diagnosed with Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC) 10 years ago. It is usually a salivary gland cancer, but it can begin in many parts of the body. For Simone, it started in a very small auxiliary gland in her upper trachea. It is generally incurable and often metastasizes to the lungs, brain, liver, kidneys and any other part of the body since it travels via nerves as well as the blood stream. This type of cancer can be slow or aggressive.
Simone has been graced with a fairly slow growth, however, since her original diagnosis she now has 20 nodules in her lungs, breast, and chest wall/rib. I am hopeful that the treatments she undergoes will keep her cancer on "snooze" so she can continue to share her abundant gifts with all those around her.
I am grateful for the friendship that is shared between Simone's family and my family. We have shared many laughs, collaborated on many projects, and enjoyed many, many meals together. We think of them as family and I am honored to dedicate my ride to Simone.
2017 Padres Pedal for Ava Olson & DIPG Awareness
2016 Padres Pedal for Inge Stuart
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
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019
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100% of the donations raised by Padres Pedal the Cause stay in San Diego to fund life-saving cancer research projects. Learn more by clicking below.
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