Why I am joining DetermiNation Cycling Classic.
On April 16, 1995, my mom, Carolyn, lost her fight against cancer. She fought hard for almost four years. She underwent multiple surgeries to remove the cancer from her body. She had three rounds of heavy chemo and radiation. Her body couldn’t fight anymore. However, her spirit and willingness to live were strong even up to last her breath.
For 25 years, I have dreaded April 16th - mom’s death anniversary. But I decided this year, it was time to celebrate her and her life-loving spirit. So I’m asking you all for two things: 1. Please share your stories of my mom - She loved her family and friends fiercely. 2. Make a donation of $26 to the American Cancer Society. The ACS supported her in many ways. I hope you will raise a glass in honor of my Mom on the 16th. (If you do, please share your picture with me.)
Cheers, Carolyn! You are loved and missed every single day.
My mom is my inspiration to ride 300 miles from April 16-May 16. Peace & Love, my friends!
For the first time in history, the American Cancer Society's mission is at risk - including their ability to fund cancer research. The American Cancer Society needs to be here to help patients face cancer with comprehensive support, but they need our help to be able to do so. Every dollar will truly make a difference right now.
Taking part in this event gives me the chance to make a difference and honor those touched by cancer by raising funds for groundbreaking research and services for people dealing with cancer. I'm also participating to inspire hope for those facing the disease and raising money for the American Cancer Society's event to help save lives from cancer. I hope you'll consider signing up too.
Funds raised support cancer patient programs and groundbreaking research that can help save lives. This event also celebrates over 15.5 million cancer survivors nationwide. 15.5 MILLION. That's huge. That's why I'd love your support. Will you join me? And if you can't would you be so kind as to make a donation?