I'm riding: Century

Team: Team Revolution

ID: 1190

Lifetime total: $18328.0000

I am riding In Memory of Scott.


This is an event I truly believe in because I have seen the amazing advances in cancer research as a direct result from the fund raising efforts from PTC. As I have the last 7 years, I ride for my dad who lost his battle with leukemia in October of 2004. But THIS year, THIS ride has an even deeper meaning to me as the love of my life, Scott, was diagnosed with advanced cancer shortly after last year's PTC ride. This was a huge shock to find out since he was very active, had a healthy diet, and did everything we are told to minimize our chances of getting cancer. But yet, he was diagnosed with a very aggressive type of liver cancer. I am editing my profile today, April 30th, because he died on April 9th and the sadness I feel, and his family feels, is beyond words. The lengths he went to to be cured, the pain he endured, the loss of this amazing person is simply indescribable.
I want early detection to be taken seriously because I just know, deep in my heart, if this would have been discovered sooner, he would still be with us and cancer free.
I want to find cures. I don't want anyone else to go through what I am going through.

In February, my sister Brenda, was diagnosed with a very rare cancer. She's had surgery and is doing well right now but this has got to stop! We can stop this by funding research to find these cures and providing monies to help with early detection.

I truly believe in what Siteman can do for anyone diagnosed with this terrible disease, no matter where they live. The advances they are making are inspiring but, obviously we have a long road to go. Pedal the Cause is here to shorten that road by raising funds to continue the research needed to beat any and all types of cancer.

Every day we are reminded that we are all vulnerable and life can be shortened by this disease. But the fact is, we can beat cancer and abolish it! We can have more and more survivors with better medicines, treatments, and prevention with research. Scott was a great dad, a great brother, a business owner, who was also incredibly generous and loving to everyone. He was the love of my life and we had plans for the future. I'm so angry cancer took him away from us all. I'd really like to kick back and take cancer away from this world!

Please help me in this journey to find a cure by donating to my ride. 100% of your donation will go directly to cancer research.

I plan to ride 100 miles again this year and I hope you will join me in this effort by donating to advance research and find a cure. Thank you so much, Cindi