Why I Ride:
This past May, my extraordinarily fit Dad was feeling "off " after tending to his yard which tended to him everyday. Small, all within sight of his screen porch, tucked up against a backdrop towering hardwood trees far older than him.....Hummingbirds , flowers, fox, deer, owls , hawk...all at the ready to fill up hours of a good retirement and set up chats with his wife of 52 years.
A hospital visit that day revealed cancer everywhere throughout his body... he was gone , forever, 8 weeks later. I spent these eight weeks with him and my family, we nursed him, waited for the day the pain would set in and prepared ourselves and him for whatever would come. Miraculously he was spared of physical pain, but learned over the weeks that no one is spared the suffering cancer always delivers on. He said a few times in the last weeks he was going to miss his yard....I know it misses their witness. We miss him
I rode everyday while back there as a way to deal with my grief and I will train and ride for Pedal the Cause this year with the hope the money I raise will contribute to finding the cause and eventual cure. Its happening. I know of many survivors who would have suffered my dads fate without early diagnosis and new treatment methods that have experienced cancer free results.
I am committed to raise money to fund the best research ideas at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, Salk Cancer Center, and Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute. It will be an unforgettable experience. Thousands of riders who have one shared goal: A world without cancer.
Please help me in this journey to find a cure by donating to my ride. I have committed to raise $2,500 for cancer research.
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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