We are TEAM FINN.
For the 9th year in a row, we are riding to celebrate Finn.
We Ride the way Finn lived by Running Jumping Bouncing Dancing Singing Loving Smiling and of course Riding.
We do this for the ones we love.
We do this to Change the Story.
We do this because change is around the corner.
We do this because we can hlep make that corner come faster.
And we do this for Finn. Always and forever about Finn.
Finn was born in 2005. His twin brother is Baird. His older sister is Sarah. When he was one, Finn was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer that afflicts children, called Rhabdomyosarcoma.
Finn amazed everyone who knew him with his courage in the face of increasing pain and a litany of intrusive medical procedures which knocked him down, but never out, and never down for long. In fact, through the balance of his treatment, Finn would bounce back and run and laugh and play (and ride scooters in the cul de sac with Baird), even when a colostemy bag had to become part of his daily life
Finn was finally given a tentative "all clear" by his many doctors in February 2008. But, in the Spring of 2008 the cancer had returned with a vengenace, and had entered his lymph nodes and ran rampant through his little body. He continued to fight the incredible pain and adversity of this condition, until he died at Canuck Place October 9, 2008.
Team Finn is riding to keep faith with this incredible, brave little boy, who touched so many of us, and to make sure that other little kids do not have to go through what he went through. We know that Finn would want us to go further than the cul de sac, so we thought we would join the ride to Seattle.
Our pledge is to keep going, keep fighting, keep battling because we know that One Bead at A Time, we are making a difference.
TEAM FINN really hopes you can help, in whatever amount you can.
Please help TEAM FINN show cancer that Finn is not to be trifled with!
To inquire about joining Team Finn and helping us achieve our goal of continuing goal of 100 pink Riders, contact Patrick Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Team Finn please visit www.TeamFinn.com or like the Team Finn Foundation on Facebook.