Pedal the Cause

I'm running/walking: 5K

Team: Bill's Angels

ID: 36718

Lifetime total: $5,315.00

I am riding In Memory of Bill Koman.


Hello everyone!
I am participating in the Pedal the Cause cycling fundraiser on September 20 & 21. All of the funds and donations go straight into three local cancer research institutes and centers, including Uc San Diego Moores Cancer Center, Salk Institute, and Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institue. Thank you so much for your support and donations:)
I ride for my dad, Bill Koman who was diagnosed with Lymphoma. It was tough for everyone in my family, but there were a few good things. 1) My family became closer together. We didn't care about the materialistic things or anything, besides beating and overcoming this disease together. 2) I got to spend more time with my dad. I would visit him almost every day in the hospital, and every single second we spent together was cherished. 3)But most important, my relationship with God grew. I had so much faith, I would pray three times a day, and I never lost hope. I believed that I was put in God's hands unknowingly. We seem to question things too much, but my belief is that everything happens for a reason, but it's meant to be unknown. Sometimes, on just an ordinary day, I question why this happened to us, why my dad was diagnosed, or why Cancer is a thing. But no one one will ever know, and it's meant to be that way.
I'm pretty sure everyone has a loved one, family member, or at least knows someone who has fought this battle. We also know it's a hard one, too. But with all of us volunteering, riding, donating, or raising, we can make a big difference. We all share one goal: to beat cancer!! So, if you're going to donate, just remember, this isn't just for me, it's for every one.
Thank you so much for your time and support, I really appreciate it!!