Support My Ride to Conquer Cancer®
Hello friends and family, thank you for taking the time to look through my fundraising page.
To me, this event is not just a ride. It's a way of giving back to the community, embracing the spirit of the hundreds of riders showing up rain or shine to ride, and honouring those affected by cancer both directly and indirectly.
Whether it's someone close to us we've lost, someone who's battled cancer in the past, or someone who's still fighting, cancer is a universal disease that in some shape or form has affected everyone around us. It's those stories that motivate me to ride.
I ride so grandparents can see their grandchildren walk down the aisle.
I ride so parents can watch their kids graduate high school and university.
I ride so elementary school children aren't forced to age before their time because they lost a parent before their 12th birthday.
I ride to give hope to those fighting and encourage them to keep fighting so that together we can stop the list of names cancer has already stole from us.
This year, the ride holds a special place in my heart. On the first day of the ride last year, one of my oldest friends mothers came to the start line at 5:30 in the morning to give us each a hug before sending us off. As she left she was in tears, knowing that the battle she was facing herself was possible due to people like us, and she made sure every single one of us knew how appreciative she was. Shannon was a brilliant light of life, and unfortunately this past December, her candle burnt out. This year will be an emotional one, and I'll miss that hug at the starting line and the words of love and encouragement she wished me. I'm doing my best in using this as a motivation towards my fundraising goals, as well as the stories of those I've heard so often.
Thank you for taking the time to veiw my page, the support is apprectiaed more than you could ever know.
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