Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: Pedal Pacer

Saturday Start time:

Sunday Start time: 8:45 am

Team: Team Bud & Barb

ID: 30218

Lifetime total: $9,786.29


I am riding In Memory of Oscar & Rose Skaer.

I am riding In Honor of Laura Skaer, Judy Skaer, and Jacob Davis.

WHY I RIDE

The scariest part of cancer is the threat of death, as I learned in 1997. My own relief came back then in discovering the low mortality risk of 5 percent for testicular cancer -- a 1 out of 20 chance. Yet my mind negatively put that risk into ordinary situations. For example, imagine leaving work with a 1 out of 20 chance of dying and never coming home. Cancer is terrifying. Your world turns upside down.

An odd outcome of being a cancer survivor is the realization of the beauty of life. Even such things as tall bare trees in the winter become works of art. There is a natural joy in being alive.

So I am in this Pedal the Cause bike challenge in hopes that research will some day eliminate deaths from cancer. The world would be a better place with more survivors staring up at bare trees and saying, "Wow!"


MY PTC HISTORY

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