Why I Ride:
I am participating in the Pedal the Cause San Diego cycling fundraiser the weekend of November 11th. I will ride 55 miles Saturday and 66 miles on Sunday to raise money to fund the best Cancer research ideas at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, Salk Cancer Center, and Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute.
In years past, I was riding in memory of all those friends and family affected by this disease. This year, I am riding in support of my mother Nanci Shapiro who was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. Mom has been through chemotherapy, a stem cell transplant, and now immunotherapy. Unfortunately, this is a stubborn disease and isn't going away.
I will train and ride in honor of her fight. This ride is a small challenge compared to the challenges facing those living with cancer. In addition, I would also like to honor my father, Michael, for being the bedrock of support and care during the past couple years. I talk with them weekly and am visiting more often in recognition of the uncertainties that lay ahead.
Please help me in this journey to find a cure by donating and even by joining me for some or all of the rides that weekend! I have committed to raise thousands towards cancer research so any donation large or small is much appreciated. It will be an unforgettable experience. Thousands of riders who have one shared goal: A world without cancer.
Thank you for your support,
Charles (& Team Nanci)
Important Padres Dates:
Tuesday, Aug 1 2017
Early Bird Deadline
Friday, Sep 1 2017
Deadline to Commit to Incentive Levels
Saturday, Nov 11 2017
Padres Pedal Event Weekend
Wednesday, Dec 20 2017
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