Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: PTC Pacer

Saturday Start time:

Sunday Start time: 9:00 am - Wave 3

Team: Team Bud & Barb

ID: 30218

Lifetime total: $9,410.29


I am riding In Memory of Robbie Davis.

I am riding In Honor of Rose Skaer.

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 for 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!"

Team Bud & Barb participated in the Ride For A Child program. We still are in love with cancer fighter and survivor Jacob, who underwent 20+ chemotherapy treatments at Children's. His family is the best, too. I went bald to show my support for Jacob. So did his grandmother! Now that's giving 100 percent!


MY PTC HISTORY

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