Dave Heine

I'm riding: Honey Springs Heartbreaker and Coastal Classic
My Team: Beaumont's Cancer Crushers
My ID: 3341
Lifetime Raise: $35840.2600

$3,092.80 Raised
$5,000.00 Goal

Why I Ride:

What a wonderful way to raise money for a great cause! It is unlikely we can meet anyone in this world whose life has not been affected by cancer in some way. These experiences are always life changing and can come with great loss but also life long inspiration through stories of courage, successful treatment and the words "cancer free". I am dedicating my training and this 180 mile ride to my Dad.

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.

My Donations:

Bring a Friend Donation
Beaumont's Neighborhood Eatery

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

Fundraising Deadline

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