Joe ONeill

My Event: Olympic Challenge
My Team: Beaumont's Cancer Crushers
My ID: 9200
Lifetime Raise: $15195.0000
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

$1,350 Raised
$1,000 Commitment
100%

Why I Participate:

It is another year and I am Pedaling again to fight cancer. This year I am riding for two friends of mine that were diagnosed with cancer this year. Nick Flaherty, age 19 and Frank McGloin, my close college friend. These two strong men were diagnosed with different types of lymphomas earlier this year. They have both almost completed their long and exhausting treatments. They are both now cancer free and on the road to recovery. I salute them both and honor them both by riding again this year. Now here is my back story and why I have participated in Pedal for the past 5 years....

Like many of you, my life has been affected by cancer. In our house we have all been deeply changed by the effects of losing a loved one to cancer. I was introduced to my wife Denise, by a mutual friend in 2010, after I had lost a spouse to cancer in 2008. Denise had also lost her husband of 20 years, Marc Necoechea, to cancer. It was never easy to try to move on from the only life that you've ever known. We took it slow. We were married an combined our families and our stories in 2013. All five of our kids (ages 15 -28) understand what it's like to lose a parent to cancer. It has not been easy and life continues to be a challenge everyday but we are moving forward, together as a family.

This is my 5th year participating in "Pedal the Cause" and in past years I have ridden to honor both of my parents, Joan and Hugh O'Neill, as well as my past two wives, Dawn Suzanne Lebish and Audrey Jo (Asaro) O'Neill, who all lost their lives, much too young, to cancer. This year I ride again to honor the Loved Ones in my life that I have lost.

Right now I am full of life and I am thankful and grateful for every day. With life comes challenges and I look forward to the challenges that the Pedal ride represents.

I hold all these people close to my heart and they will all be with me in spirit as I do my best to complete this year's ride.



My Donations:

Date
Donor
Amount
11/27/2018
Mark & Christina Nordheim
$100.00
11/18/2018
The McGloins
$100.00
11/17/2018
Alan Spieldenner
$25.00
11/17/2018
Dan Funsch
$100.00
11/16/2018
Elaine Amory
$25.00
11/16/2018
Renee Barnes
$50.00
11/16/2018
The Sprouls
$50.00
11/16/2018
Dave Osborn
$100.00
11/16/2018
Annie McManus
$100.00
11/16/2018
Rob Busher
$100.00
11/16/2018
Laura & Ed Barnoski
$250.00
11/16/2018
Joe ONeill
$250.00
11/15/2018
Joe O?niwll
$100.00

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 8, 2018

Fundraising Deadline

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